More About Our Maker:
Melanie Abrantes Designs is a Bay Area-based producer of handcrafted, heirloom objects. Melanie believes that in order to create something beautiful, you have to get your hands dirty! She founded her company in 2013 when she realized there was a growing American market for handmade goods. Working with a variety of unique materials, Melanie focuses on crafting beautiful, functional goods. Through the technique of lathing, she turns simple pieces of solid wood and cork into one-of-a-kind bowls, plates, cups and stands. Through carving, Melanie hand whittles beautiful kitchen utensils - her passion for teaching this skill has led to a published book, Carve, and classes around the US. Her passion for woodworking originates from the simple fact that every piece is as unique as the material it is made from. Time in the studio is dedicated to researching, testing and adapting the product to its user, resulting in a simple, yet unique object of the highest quality.
We can’t wait to see how you are inspired! When you get started in December, be sure to tag @melanieabrantes and #thecraftersbox so Melanie and our community can follow along.