School 33 Art Center

Studios

The Payne Woodshop

Artist Bio

The Payne Woodshop is a company focused on utilizing otherwise discarded materials and created useful works of art. It specializes in using reclaimed pallets to build functional beautiful household pieces. Artist Website
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Artist Statement



What started as a way to entertain myself during the start of the pandemic has turned into a fully fledged business. But that is not where it all began. During high school I worked for a class and membership based wood working shop as a shop hand/instructor. There I learned the basics of woodworking and safety measures that should be taken in order to protect oneself in the shop. After that I fell out of the craft for a while until I made a deck cooler for my older brother for his birthday. What started as a hobby turned into a business only when friends and family encouraged me to post some of my works on instagram and facebook. From there I started taking orders. Working out of someone else’s shop and then a makeshift set up out of my garage (thanks Mom and Dad). After outgrowing that and getting tired of lugging everything out into the driveway to use it I made an investment in myself. I rented a space in Baltimore and spent thousands on the equipment needed to outfit the shop. That first month I had no idea how I was going to pay rent at the end of the month. Like any entrepreneurial hustler I went to work making anything and everything I could and selling it to anyone who would buy it. From there I slowly grew the business. When falling low on motivation and inspiration due to the spaces dim concrete windowless walls, I decided it was time for a move. Which lands me to where I am at today. At School 33 Arts Center. Surrounded by other creatives like myself. I am constantly pushing myself to get out more and grow my world and vision. Follow me on social media and check my schedule for updates on events! I am currently at the Fells Point Farmers Market every Saturday 8:00am-12:30pm. Come say hi! I am a modern day woodworker focusing on modern and rustic design. I have commercial as well as residential experience. I focus on the wood and letting its beauty shine. I love working with live edge material and showing the beautiful features of the tree that are meant to be shown. If you have a project you are looking for me to get working on please let me know! Coffee tables, kitchen tables, and kitchenware are my specialties but I am always up to try something else and give myself a challenge.