Tobias Kipp and Timo Pitkämö were looking for a way to cash in on the tourist trade that the Weimar region was enjoying in the late 90s, and subsequently became the only practitioners of a new artform, Pyrography. Although they had somewhat of a rocky start, with portraits catching fire and such, they've persevered and have now made a living for the past decade, doing what they do. You can check out the whole interview with them over at Environmental Graffiti.
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Paul Overton is a prolific blogger, maker, writer, and ukulele player living in Hardwick, MA with three dogs, his closest co-conspirator, and a lawn that makes his octogenarian neighbors want to call the authorities. He delights in the unusual and can often be found in his tiny studio, whipping up some sort of self-indulgent nonsense for his own amusement.
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DudeCraft represents a different kind of tribe in the world of making things, intentionally blurring the lines between, art, craft, engineering, and the good old “Can Do” spirit. Makers of all stripes are welcome here and are encouraged to join the conversation, no matter what their enthusiasms. Guys who knit, girls who weld, it’s all the same on DudeCraft. We are people who make cool stuff, have an urge to share it, and don’t mind explaining how we did it, so that other folks can benefit from our experience.