VTG CLT is popping up on June 18th at 514 N. College Street for the fifth annual Summer Market! Come out and spend the day shopping with over 60 of the region’s best vintage & handmade vendors. Admission to the market is FREE from 11am-6pm! Get in an hour early at 10am for $5 to get first pick of all the goods.
Leading up to the market, we’ll be sharing vendor spotlight posts that give you a chance to meet some of our amazing vendors in advance of the market. We are really excited to welcome Taylor from Heart & Hand to his first Vintage Charlotte Market. Taylor is bringing a selection of handmade spoons, cutting boards and live edge furniture. Here’s Taylor telling us about his process and inspiration:
“Why spoons?” is a question that spills out often. It is not difficult to see the beauty of the grain and appreciate the texture and interesting shapes that pop out from the variety of spoons. Each time I hold a piece of scrap wood, I pass it back in forth from my hands, staring at the unique grain and color, and wait for the shape of the spoon to appear.
It is so easy to find my inspiration in the High Country of North Carolina. I have always had a passion and pull to be in the mountains. Now with my craft, I can bring small pieces of the mountain to others. My hope is that my craft brings a great appreciation of the mountains and to the trees.
Although spoons are a large part of my craft, I also create cutting boards and live edge furniture. One of the things that attract me to this craft is the figured pieces. The parts that most find unappealing, I look forward to inspecting closer and finding the beauty. I hope others see how important sustainable crafts are and can find their own inspiration from something simple as a spoon.