When I first dreamed of opening this store, I knew I wanted to feature local goods, and one of the first people that came to mind was Josh Morgan. Josh is a jack of many trades; he's a photographer, artist, and a talented woodworker. I had seen some of his wooden cutting boards at another local store and instantly knew I wanted to sell them in the store. I was so impressed by the quality of the boards - they were smooth, finished well, and protected the quality of the wood and product.
Josh has always been an appreciator of quality goods and started creating cutting boards a couple years ago. Northwest born, Midwest raised, and Texas established, Josh has traveled many places, all of which have contributed to his own journey as a creative. "I began creating custom cutting boards out of a want to see original shapes brought to life in wood and make practical, attractive pieces for our personal home," explains Josh. Now his pieces are sold in several different retail shops around town.
Although Josh grew up making things with his hands, he stopped at one point, wondering if this was really the direction he wanted to go. Then, almost as abruptly as he decided to pause, he knew it was time to restart again. "I began to understand in deeper ways that my grandfathers laid a foundation of art, woodworking, and design through their own lives. Every time I press into creativity and release a created thing into the world, I step over the lines that hold me back personally and I push the line forward on what's possible," Josh writes.
Line, then, became a sort of legacy Josh and his wife Ashley committed to carrying on with their family. The couple hopes their products and design will be something that is valued for years to come in many homes and families. "I envision our pieces bringing people's spaces together in a way that makes the space whole. Though they may just be an accent to a table, counter top, or display piece, I want to bring the look and feel of the room together," Josh explains.
These custom made cutting boards add a warm touch to any space, and I hope you'll consider adding one to your home. I have several of Josh's handmade pieces in my own home and they've become some of my go-to pieces. Many of the cutting boards in LINE are available in my online shop. You still have a few days to order before Christmas!