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Influx’s meet the makers conference- december 3rd- 2010

October 18, 2010

On December 3rd in New York, Influx will host its Meet the Makers conference. It’s designed to showcase makers, making and to inspire others to think about the discipline of craft.

One of our speakers will be Thomas Callahan, of Horse Cycles, who left his career in the art world to take up a passion, bike making.

Thomas is an example of a new breed of individuals, who find more satisfaction from using their hands to make a physical objects, than sitting in office cubes.

More than that, Thomas represents the re-emerging “Made in the USA” movement, which is satisfying a demand for hand-crafted objects made here. He also exemplifies the importance of strong local communities. Thomas chooses to be located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn because of its proximity to local talent and support.

Last Friday, I visited his workshop and took the photos shown above.

If you are interested in learning more about Influx’s Meet the Makers event, furtner information can be found here. 

Posted by Ed Cotton

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