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Maker Quotes 2020 - Quotes for/by Makers

Starting the New Year 2020 by sharing this list of motivational quotes from makers, designers, woodworkers, leatherworkers, and artists.

By Scott Mathson, Makerviews

Makerviews exists to share the stories of and advice from a variety of talented makers, designers, and artists.

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So many talented designers, woodworkers, artists, and makers shared their words with Makerviews over 2019. Connecting with these individuals and sharing their story is deeply rewarding.

To further inspire all makers for this New Year, Makerviews is excited to have put together this round-up of interviews from 2019 for 2020. Quotes to inspire, motivate, and help makers, creators, and artists. See advice and motivation given from 21 Makerviews interviewees - a continually growing list over on the blog.

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21 Maker Quotes for 2020 (from 2019)

Inspiration for Making + Advice for Makers

"I wake to make..." — Char Miller-King

Char Miller-King — a mother, woodworker, and owner of Wooden Maven Designs — teaches woodworking at Atlanta-area makerspaces, as well as shari...

October 28, 2019

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"If it’s your dream to turn your craft into your everyday job, then make it happen..." — KC Mack

KC Mack creates leather goods from repurposed, vintage baseball gloves and mitts. Mack Provisions sells handmade wallets, key clips, and other...

October 25, 2019

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"You've got this, but it won't be easy..." — Rose Le Veque

Rose Le Veque is a third-generation potter who apprenticed with her family and now runs her own pottery studio selling handmade, functional po...

October 5, 2019

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"There is so much to learn to create better products that people enjoy..." — Marvin Jobs

Marvin Jobs is a leatherworker. Owner of Cavalier Goods Co., a leather design studio making handmade wallets, journal covers, belts, and more....

August 25, 2019

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"Keep doing whatever sets your soul on fire..." — Jessica Brewer

Jessica Brewer is a jewelry maker and outdoorswoman - horseback riding, hunting, and fly fishing. The earrings Jess creates as Maiden Montana ...

August 25, 2019

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"Try new things everyday. Get out of your comfort zone and try whatever..." — Giaco Whatever

Giaco Whatever is a multi-faceted maker. YouTuber with projects hand-making tools, shop build-outs, and more. Creator behind Maker Knife, the ...

July 30, 2019

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"You will never make the perfect wallet, but after 100, you’ll get one you really like..." — Ryan Popoff

Ryan Popoff, founder of Popov Leather - a handmade leather goods co. making wallets, passport covers, coasters, hat patches, and more. Hear ho...

May 28, 2019

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"Get out in the shop, do it yourself, fail, then learn from those mistakes and keep on building." — Tamar Hannah

Tamar Hannah, founder of 3x3 Custom - woodworking and DIY plans and videos for furniture, home decor, and more. She is a Mother of 3, a design...

March 18, 2019

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"As soon as you think you are an expert it's game over. Always keep a beginners mind." — Nes Croft

Nes Croft - hip-hop musician, guitar player, software engineer, and maker! Check out the debut album 3rd House with lyrics highlighting travel...

March 15, 2019

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"Being a maker is empowering more than anything, it’s challenging and rewarding..." — David Roost

David Roost, founder of Roostmade Co. is a woodworker, digital designer, and creative entrepreneur. Roostmade sells organic wood finishes that...

March 8, 2019

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"The wonderful thing about the maker community is that whenever you feel stuck, there is someone ready to give a hand and point you in the right direction..." — Anne-Laure

Anne-Laure Le Cunff an entrepreneur, ex-Googler, and a neuroscience student. She is the founder of Ness Labs, is running Maker Mag, and is the...

February 4, 2019

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"Just say yes. If you don't know how to do something just say yes..." — Jason Hibbs

Jason Hibbs is a woodworker and owner of Bourbon Moth Woodworking. Custom, handmade furniture and wood decor products, alongside woodworking v...

January 23, 2019

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"Stay true to your roots and make sure you find a way to keep loving what you do..." — Bria Hammock

Bria Hammock is a designer, painter, artist, mother, business owner - a maker! Bria runs Go Slo - a Wyoming based apparel and lifestyle compan...

January 12, 2019

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"People would be surprised what can happen if they just close their eyes and take that leap of faith." — Aspen Vo

Aspen Vo is an artist, designer, and calligrapher. Aspen has worked with brands like Anthropologie, and dreams of opening a brick-and-mortar c...

December 23, 2019

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"Jump in and make, without fear of messing up." — Lilly Jimenez

Lilly Jimenez is a mother of two, a self–taught balloon artist, creator of Balloon Mosaic™️, and owner of Creative Heart Studio. Lilly is a bu...

December 16, 2019

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"The potential for art to bring joy should never be underestimated." — Matt Kawika Ortiz

Matt Kawika Ortiz is a muralist, surfer, skater, and artist. Matt draws upon his Hawaiian culture within his artwork, and he and his wife run ...

December 15, 2019

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"KEEP MAKING THINGS!" — Justine Silva

Justine Silva is a designer specializing in interior design, with a background in retail art installations. Justine recently was a contestant ...

December 8, 2019

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"Safely, bravely leave your comfort zone behind." — Jamie Hudson

Jamie Hudson is a PhD scientist, manufacturing and robotics enthusiast, and designer who started a crafting company, 20 Leagues, with his wife...

December 8, 2019

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"Push yourself, observe, make the mistakes!" — Rebecca Propes

Rebecca Propes is a mom, interior designer, and blogger. She has worked with Home Depot, Land of Nod, Spoonflower, and Rugs USA, and actively ...

December 3, 2019

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"You only get better if you keep trying." — Eagan Tilghman

Eagan Tilghman is a maker, future set designer, and crafter who enjoys creating costumes, with hopes to become a set designer for movies. Eaga...

December 3, 2019

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"My biggest piece of advice to makers would be to be willing to take risks." — Ashley Basnight

Ashley Basnight is the talented woodworker, engineer, and designer who runs Handmade Haven, a DIY Blog. Ashley recently was a contestant on NB...

December 2, 2019

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Makerviews encourages you to take this advice and go into this New Year, making it your best yet. What projects have you already lined out? Are you staying true to your passion, your vision, and your mission? Above all, keep going (or get started!) — just make things!

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