What was once a hobby for Amanda Trigg is now a full-time job. We caught up with Amanda to find out how she made this transition on her own and how moving her business on-line has opened up doors to so many possibilities.
Hi Amanda! Can you tell me a little about yourself?
Hello there, my name is Amanda Trigg from NorthEast of England and studied graphic design and advertising for my degree. From an early age, I’ve always had a fascination with design and knew I would end up having a creative career. But, it wasn’t until my stint in university that I fell in love with photography. I started taking some extra classes, learning and developing the basics of photography. That’s when I bought my first camera, my beloved Canon AE-1 which I still have to this day! It wasn’t until I got my first job as a photographer assistant, where I was introduced to the art of wedding photography.
Caspar Cohu is a guitar maker born into a family of artists and architects. One of his greatest challenges to date is balancing guitar making and managing his parent’s woodland. We caught up with Caspar to find out what inspired him to make and repair acoustic guitars and where his passion for creativity comes from.
Hi Caspar, can you tell us how has this skill developed over the years?
Inspired by the many talented craftspeople living and working around me, I decided to attend a musical instrument making and repair course. I was instantly hooked by the experience. I then set up a small workshop building and repairing acoustic guitars. Repair work gives me valuable insights into the many different instruments and their various strengths and weaknesses. For me, the most satisfying aspect of this process is being able to take a broken guitar and returning it a day later playing beautifully! Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is a series highlighting just some of the fascinating skills on SkillPages. Wayne Ferree is an architectural stone carver that has been creating stone sculptors for over 37 years. He is now exploring landscape designing and is incorporating sculptural wonders to the landscape!
Hi Wayne, tell us a bit about yourself?
I am a 59 year old man living and working in Pennsylvania. I own and operate a small stone carving business. I have been creating stone sculptures for over 37 years and architectural carvings for 26 years. My father taught me how to carve balsa wood when I was 8 years old and I haven’t looked back since. I’ve always had an interest in carving and when I was 22 years old I started carving soapstone figurines and animals as a full-time occupation.
This is a series, highlighting just some of the fascinating skills on SkillPages. Danielle enjoys the make-up aspect of theatre and only wishes she had followed her artistic passion sooner in life. By continuously networking and updating her on-line portfolio, she claims it’s the only way to get yourself out there and get noticed! We caught up with Danielle to find out what’s her advice for people wanting to to be a make-up artist full-time Continue reading
Editor’s note: This is a series highlighting just some of the fascinating skills on SkillPages. Gianfranco Chiarini is an Italian celebrity and Michelin starred chef. His career has included work in Michelin starred restaurants, deluxe hotels, consultancy and has even starred in over 50 cooking shows. We chatted with Gianfranco Chiarini to find more about his skill and his advice for others starting out. Continue reading