Over the past extraordinary year, we asked ourselves many questions. We wondered about our path and considered leaving the studio in service of something more urgently useful. As a recently certified Wilderness First Responder, James wondered if it was too late to go to medical school. Deep into books on regenerative agriculture, I (Chelsea) imagined kelp farming in the Salish Sea.
Over dead tired kitchen conversations held in whispers as our girls slept, we kept coming back to the reasons we started this studio and what we are beginning to see come to fruition after twelve years of unbroken practice.
We talked about the joy of working together in creative partnership. We talked about the vision of our new manufacturing shop and the experimental possibilities it will allow. We also talked about the values of social and environmental responsibility that fuel every aspect of our life together and how they shape the purpose of this business.