Sunday, December 25, 2011

Pete Anderson

Name: Pete Anderson

What do you do?
I am a hardwood floor artisan who appreciates traditional materials with modern finishes.

Where can we find your work?
My work is in people's homes and buildings located all around the west coast

What inspires you to create and how do you keep motivated when things get tough?
I know that the process has an end with a reward.

What do you think is more important content/finished product or technique/process?
The technique ensures a product with integrity.

Who are some people who influence and/or inspire you?
Roy Underhill, the host from the TV show "Woodwright Shop" is in inspiration. He shows how he creates projects with traditional tools.

If you could be any fictional character who would you be?
Paul Bunyan

When do you get your best ideas?
From traveling, visiting old houses and buildings

What materials/tools do you use most to create your work?
Wood, saws, scrapers, sandpaper, lambs wool

Are you self taught or formally educated? How do you think that has influenced or affected your work?
I apprenticed with a life long floor contractor who shared his knowledge and techniques.

What would your creative work taste like?
Crisp, sweet and has to have a long after taste

When you are not creating what do you like to do?
Gardening, pruning trees, fishing, golfing

How did you learn to access your creative talents and gain the confidence to put it out there for everyone to experience?
I break the process down into parts that are important to the end goal. I try to keep it simple

What advice would you give others just beginning their creative adventures?
Keep the time you spend, fun and look for more challenges.

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