"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Elizabeth Bishop Festival Market: Profile of woodworker Garry Shears

One of the main activities of the Elizabeth Bishop Festival taking place in Great Village, N.S., on 8 August 2015 is the “Festival Market” where over a dozen artists and artisans will gather to share their creations. This post is a profile of Great Village woodworker Garry Shears.
Garry Shears has his great-grandfather’s tools used in his trade as a copper. He owns furniture that his grandfather made from his own trees. Garry grew up with the idea that if you needed something made, you made it yourself. He makes things from his own trees simply for the pleasure of doing so. 
[Ed. note: Garry makes things as small as spoons and as large as cabinets. I have two of his beautiful cutting boards which have made baking so much easier and a real pleasure.]

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