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At the Crafthouse gift shop at YVR there is a selection of the small wooden boxes that Michael Hamilton-Clark makes. He tells us how displaying his work at the airport has supported his sales to a wider, international audience!

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In October last year I received an e-mail from a lady travelling from Australia to visit her son and family in Montreal.  She advised that whilst she was in transit at YVR she had seen my boxes and wondered if I could make some for her. She wanted twenty, all in various kinds of Maple, and the lids would need to have a 1/8th inch recess and a disc to fit. She explained she did embroidery and would cover the disks in material and embroider them then glue them in place. She had done a number of such boxes as made by a local turner using local Australian woods, and, having seen my boxes, thought it’d be fun to do some in other woods. I replied to advise I could do as she asked and we set up a Skype call to discuss details and for her to see possible profiles and the variety of grain patterns in locally available Maple.  As finalized, there was to be a standard profile, being 2-in dia x 4-in high with a slight waisting using plain Maple along with grades AA and AAA figured Maple.

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So, having one’s work on display at the Crafthouse YVR gift shop can lead to expanding one’s geographic reach and interesting inter-craft creations.

Michael Hamilton-Clark

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