Maker's manifesto

Makers are a special breed. I personally believe that everyone is a maker in one way or another.

Focusing on craftspeople and on artists, Makerviews explores and shares the relationship between these makers and their chosen crafts, their individual and unique journeys, recommendations, and processes.

There is this infinite, this "x" of what "being a maker" means, and of this relationship between craftsperson and craft.

It really is personal and different for each maker, yet these core traits are consistently shown:

Makers often do not accept the status quo.

— Consume less, create more - outside of routine

Makers do ensure quality, consistency, and take pride in their work.

—Well-made, high-quality, attentive to every, single detail

Makers don't do well in a factory.

—Sawdust-filled garages, basements, and sheds suit us best

Makers thrive on shaping their craft while burning the midnight oil.

—When inspiration strikes, follow it - creating ourselves and our craft

Makers are made, not produced.

—Creating our own circumstances, at our own scale and pace

On 'Made, not produced.'

Makers create their own destinies. Makers are not simply produced or carved out of stone.

Makers thoughtfully shape themselves through a series of unique challenges, discoveries, processes, and events.

These individuals, these artists, these creative individuals deemed "makers" or similar descriptors, frankly make things happen. Go-getters. Doers.

Make things.