We're very excited to feature Lucie, one of our long-time students at Allied Woodshop. Lucie works in Interior Design and has always been drawn to creative hobbies and trades. She began exploring woodworking in community college and found Allied Woodshop after she moved to LA in 2013. So far, Lucie has taken Intro to Woodworking, Spoon Carving, Danish Cord Weaving, Steam Bending a Pendant Lamp, and Furniture Making I: Tables classes with us. She enjoys being around other people at Allied who are excited about woodworking.
For Lucie, woodworking is a lifelong venture in which she aims to hone her skills and engage in community with other craftspeople. Her goal is to design and build custom furniture for herself and for design projects. Even as she fluctuates among pottery, painting, expressive art, and other hobbies, she always finds herself back in woodworking. It is like a siren song, but one that leads to a deeper sense of self.