Sunhouse Craft

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Meet the Artist

  • About This Artist

    Sunhouse Craft was started by designer/maker Cynthia Main as a place to combine her background as a fabricator with a strong desire to find sustainable and harmonious ways of working. Each piece is made by hand in their Kentucky studio, weaving together crafting traditions of Appalachia, natural materials, and timeless design. The end result are tools that bring back a sense of everyday magic into our daily work and chores.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: Designed and made in the rolling hills of Berea Kentucky, wooden wares are hand made, often hewn with axe and knife. Brooms are hand woven, with a non-electric process, and time and attention is paid to the details of each piece. Wood is sustainably sourced and harvested from nearby, and locally farmed, and natural fibers inform the design process.

    A: I believe in craft as a direct way to play with and connect to the land: using natural materials to make everyday objects for the home is one of the ways we I believe can be more human humans. Like singing, or dancing, I think crafting is a birthright to everyone.

    A: I lived without electricity for two years, honing non-electric ways to make the crafts that I do.

    A: I don’t know if it is just how my being is wired, but I’d swear all creation sings its story: how its made: to me, it all vibrates with a song, or a story- all things do: craft is a way to interweave a story with the materials at hand- I think it is a felt experience, whether you hear it or not, I think crafting creates a chorus of objects for the joy of living.

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