Artist Interview with Ralph Copeland of Big Woody Design

Why do you craft/make? How did you learn?

It’s the most therapeutic, relaxing activity that I engage in. It is an outlet for the creative urges that live in my head. I am self taught and still learning.

What is your favorite product or piece you’ve made lately?

Cutting boards are my specialty and I recently learned a new method for adding decorative chevrons to some boards. I made a series of four boards with elements of this design that I am quite proud of how they turned out.

What sorts of things are inspiring you right now? Where do you look for inspiration?

I’m inspired by other artist’s creations. I look for ways to embellish or redesign different works. Often times, inspiration comes from within myself based on the materials I have at my disposal.

Are you bringing/selling anything special at the craft fair?

Modestly, I consider most of my items special.

The holidays put me in the mood to….


Favorite holiday movie?

Polar Express

All I want for Christmas is…?


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