The Rimu Shed | The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things
This is our latest post in a series of featured makers. We are introducing our makers one at a time and giving you a bit of a behind-the-scenes story and insights to their practice. This week we would like to introduce: First up. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Russ Tuck, I create a unique and eclectic mix of wood wares and furniture from recycled native timber. I trade under The Rimu Shed and create in a workshop/showroom in Onekawa, Napier How and why did you get started (instead of getting a proper job like your mother told you)? Trust your mother, chances are she will be your greatest advocate. Unless you are Colin McCahon , it's helpful to have a degree or trade to help finance your passion. I didn't listen carefully enough. What was the first thing you made? A wooden case under the tutelage of Ces Mathews - Form 4 , Napier Boys High School, marked a dismal 4 out of 10. It sparked the passion for creation and an excellent escape from mathematics. Who or what