I create Intarsia and scroll saw art.. My dad sold bird houses at craft shows and I would often help him. I really enjoyed it and decided to create my own art and follow in his footsteps, but on a slightly different path, after he passed away.
I love making my little Minions out of the scrap wood pcs and recycled watch pieces. Each is unique.
What are you doing when you're not creating?
Listening to music, singing to the cats or watching Formula one
Where do you work on your creations?
In the basement lair
How do you occupy your mind while working?
I usually have music on in the workshop. Not too loud as concentration on the work is very important. Sanders and saws can bite if you aren't paying attention.
I get inspiration from nature, and other artists.
What's the most difficult part of the process?
Sanding, endless hours of sanding ...
I get wonderful comments at every show, I cannot remember them all . I suppose comments from other Artists or woodworkers mean the most.
Each of my pieces are 1 of a kind. Each piece is hand cut and hand shaped. I use a pattern to cut the pieces, but I never make more than 3 of any pattern and generally keep one for myself. Usually there is only 1 of each design offered up for sale.
I do various local Fall Arts and Crafts shows. In the Summer I can be found at the Purple Turtle Art Festival at the Briars near Sutton.
Meet Stan Holder at The Artisan Fair on December 4th, 10am-2pm at 347 Burnham St.