Three Trees Workshop

Creating connections

Cynthia EppComment

Nathan and I spend a lot of time discussing what we want Three Trees to be about. One word that keeps coming up is connection. We want our work to help create connections--among families, between gift givers and recipients, between people and the things we make, and between you and us.

The between-you-and-us part is pretty easy when we’re set up at the farmers’ market or a festival. We can chat about which games you grew up playing and how old you were when you could finally beat your dad at checkers, when your first grandchild or niece or nephew is due to arrive, or how we keep the bark on the live edge lumber that we use for the new trays.

It’s a little trickier to create a connection with you when we’re interacting at a distance from behind our own screens--but it’s still important to us! So we thought we’d start a conversation here, in a blog, to tell you a little more about how and why we do what we do. We’ll answer some of the questions we're asked most often. And, because connection goes both ways, we'd really love to hear what you’d like us to write about! Please feel free to comment here or send us a note with your ideas.