Anela DeLaveaga has a lot on her mind. For starters: 1) Failures are normal, and any serious artist might as well get used to them 2) Women and nonbinary craftspeople deserve a lot more visibility and respect 3) Household items that are handmade with love really do make the world a better place.
The Reno-based woodworker—who’s also a Resident Artist at the Generator and a co-founder of the maker support network Design Build Collective— talked with Double Scoop Podcast host Noah Glick about all of the above.
You can see her work this weekend, Sept. 8-11 at the Reno Tahoe International Art Show at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Anela and colleagues Heather Sallan, Mela Breen and Jewelz Vaio will present a talk, “Craft Equity and Confidence in the Design Build Industry,” on Sunday Sept. 11 from 11:30am-12:15pm. Tickets and info here.
LISTEN: Double Scoop Podcast Episode 27—Reno Woodworker Anela DeLaveaga
Photos courtesy Anela DeLaveaga. You can see more of her work on her website.