Kindred Artist of the Week: Reid Harris
"Truly fine furniture is about 95% hand sanding, there are no shortcuts. Take your time."
Presenting our Kindred Artist of the Week series! We are big fans of all the artists we work with and we are so excited to share their stories!
This week’s featured artist is local artist Reid Harris, whose live-edge work we love and use daily (he made our big gorgeous table in the middle of the shop!) and perhaps you've taken home yourself via his red alder cutting boards.
Who are you?
Reid Harris, 36 year Juneau resident and failed/aspiring ski bum.
What do you do?
I create custom wood art that you can use, not just look at!
Who/what inspires you?
I am deeply inspired by the textured furniture of Caleb Woodard, the sculptures of Alexander Calder, the poetry of Pablo Neruda (who's words are so...tactile)
What’s your favorite moment in the process?
Rough shaping my pieces with a jigsaw. So little effort, so much progress being made.
What’s a trick of your trade, or a piece of advice for other artists in your medium?
Truly fine furniture is about 95% hand sanding, there are no shortcuts. Take your time.
Hopefully a few sunny days this summer!
Stop by the shop to see more of his work!