VIA COYOTE

WOOD AND RESIN CRAFT
SPRING 2019
Accentuating the subtle nature in moments and the joy in fantastical worlds.

I am the owner and creator of a craft business specializing in handmade jewelry and art decor. Working materials include resin, found wood, and ink. Built the business from the ground up in 2018, including full brand identity and an online store.

Actively creating long term relationships with Seattle store owners and selling product in person at local markets.

ONLINE:

_ Store | viacoyote.com

_ Instagram | @viacoyote

STOCKISTS:

_ Sassafras | Belltown, Seattle

_ The Uncommon Cottage| Fremont, Seattle

_ Resistencia Cafe| South Park, Seattle

VIA COYOTE

Accentuating the subtle nature in moments and the joy in fantastical worlds.

I am the owner and creator of a craft business specializing in handmade jewelry and art decor. Working materials include resin, found wood, and ink. Built the business from the ground up in 2018, including full brand identity and an online store.

Actively creating long term relationships with Seattle store owners and selling product in person at local markets.

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SELF AND WORLD ANALYSIS

MINDSET

Each piece accentuates the subtle nature in moments and the joy in imagination and fantastical worlds. I hope that people can see reflections of their own memories, dreams, and experiences in the sceneries.

"It is fairy dust and wanderlust that guide our hands to create what our hearts desire."
- Gayle Wray

I began by examining my own life-world. I considered my personal journey as a designer and a maker. A common aspect I found was collaboration.

I chose to explore collaboration with nonhumans because I have a passion for those that go unnoticed. With emerging technologies changing the way we navigate the world, it is increasingly important to consider those who may get excluded and forgotten.

PROBLEMATIC

Nonhuman beings may not be readily noticeable, but their contributions to each other and our world are vast. They may be unseen, unheard, or unmoving to the human eye, but they are creating and sustaining symbiotic relationships within a plurality of species. And yet, we don’t often acknowledge these nonhumans when we think about collaborative problem solving, design and resilience within the world.

To continue reading please revisit on a desktop browser.

Nonhuman beings may not be readily noticeable, but their contributions to each other and our world are vast. They may be unseen, unheard, or unmoving to the human eye, but they are creating and sustaining symbiotic relationships within a plurality of species. And yet, we don’t often acknowledge these nonhumans when we think about collaborative problem solving, design and resilience within the world.

ENDLESS PROCESS

SELF AND WORLD ANALYSIS

LEARNING THROUGH MAKING

Making includes resin casting, cutting with a scroll saw, shaping with a belt sander, wet sanding by hand, wood finishing with oil and wax, final resin coat for top polish and doming effect, and wire wrapping with sterling silver materials.

Each round of pieces takes many days to complete and every piece is unique. Over the past two years I have continuously strived to explore new techniques and further improve quality and materials.

PROBLEMATIC

Nonhuman beings may not be readily noticeable, but their contributions to each other and our world are vast. They may be unseen, unheard, or unmoving to the human eye, but they are creating and sustaining symbiotic relationships within a plurality of species. And yet, we don’t often acknowledge these nonhumans when we think about collaborative problem solving, design and resilience within the world.