Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I just heard from an old friend from undergrad who has started his own business since I last heard from him. Kyle Lucia and Johannah Willsey's Richmond, Virginia based, Phoenix Handcraft, a company creating custom furniture, gates, railings and mosaics. Kyle and I were often in metals and furniture classes together, and it looks like he has really soared since I spoke with him last. Kyle was known as the guy that always put in the extra time, always went the extra mile and made sure seams were perfect and the fit was always tight! The gallery of work being produced by the duo looks incredible. My favorite is definitely the pineapple arbor followed closely by a floor mosaic and fireplace screen. However, it doesn't stop there. These two could do just about anything. There is an incredible collection of hand made furniture and it looks like they are currently working on a mosaic at a local elementary school, and plenty of current projects on their facebook page. Congrats you two. Congrats, congrats, congrats. Looks like you are staying busy doing what you love.