Glossary

Hand-Turned

  • A Maker presses the solid block of wood against a lathe to shape the wood into a custom piece.

Handcrafted

  • Hands, not machines, bring the piece to life. Handicraft skills are honed over a lifetime of artistry.

Off-Fallings

  • Off-fallings are pieces leftover during the process of making leather goods, like saddles.

18th & 19th Century Techniques

  • The metal starts in raw form and is cut, shaped, forged and finished using our Maker’s hands and simple tools.

Hand-Formed

  • Our Potter holds the clay and forms it into shape with only simple tools or bare hands, not the pottery wheel.

Woven, Not Printed

  • Woven fabric is uniquely produced on a loom, while printed fabric is copied onto the material.

Traditional, Quilted Manner

  • Fabric is pieced and stitched together with a top, middle and back layer, creating a multi-layered textile.

Continuous-Bias

  • The binding at the edge of our quilts are stitched on an angle, a very expertly crafted process that is is stronger and more durable than straight grain binding, and more flexible around curves. 

Hand-Oiled

  • Each piece of wood is rubbed by hand with a food-grade mineral oil that protects and moisturizes the wood while giving it a slight sheen and finish.

Wheel-Turned

  • Our Potter places the clay on the potter’s wheel. While it spins, they shape the soft clay by hand.

Hand-Hammered

  • A special heavy hammer is pounded atop the rivet to secure it in place, usually designed to provide ornamentation.

Hand-Woven

  • These pieces are meticulously woven products using rope, reed, and other weavable materials.