Instrument Making

Back in the days of being a classically trained guitarist, I became interested in looking for ways to explore and learn more about my instrument which led me to train as a luthier. This has since been a quiet endeavor running in the background of life but has also helped feed my creative process years down the line in ways I never expected.
During the 2020 pandemic, while being briefly furloughed from my design job, I was able to revisit this making process collaborating with Kirkdale Guitars to faithfully reproduce the ‘romantic guitar’ by a little-known Spanish maker from c.1850’s.
This was a such a meaningful project to work on during an uncertain time, which served as a reminder that stepping away from screen-based design to working hands-on with natural materials can help promote a sense of wellbeing, producing something tangible and long lasting.