Do you ever get bored?
That is the question I get asked over a long weekend of workshops as much as any other. .
Having just finished making 36 of these little a hooks a day with kids from 5 to 50 I am left to reflect on whether, after two decades of making these deliciously practical and simple items, I do get bored.
The answer is an emphatic no. As a maker I have always found that repetition of the simple is a profound gateway into the deeper knowledge of a craft.
Each time I draw out to a taper everything is different to how it has been before, always there is something new going on and if it's not a new problem to overcome then a it's a defining of the movement and the feel a job. Production craft is by its very nature repetitive, being able to find the joy of that is the first step on the road to satisfying work. I have made a thousand of these hooks and I am looking forward to the next thousand.
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