Meet Woodturner Ken Rist at the first annual Crafts N’ Drafts fundraising event hosted by Housatonic Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, September 21st from 6 -9 p.m. at the Danbury Elks Lodge No 120, 36 Sugar Hollow Rd. View Rist’s beautiful pewter and wood jewelry boxes, candle holders, vases and other elegantly honed home décor. A member of the Nutmeg Woodturners League, Rist has been building furniture and cabinetry for over 20 years (ristinnovations.com).
“I visited a pewter smith shop and became fascinated with the metal fabrication process” says Brookfielder Rist. He continues to perfect his craft by taking classes at the celebrated Brookfield Craft Center, Peter Valle School of Craft and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship.
Along with Rist, meet fellow crafters Kristin Crump, a furniture restorer with Foxtrot Home (foxtrothome.com), Ukrainian egg painter Moki Kokoris (truenorthgraphics.net), interior designer Megan Wunderlich of Design Dot (thedesigndot.com) and Puppeteer Extraordinaire Robin McCahill of Intuit 2 Arts (Intuit2Arts.com).
Savor a casual fall fare while sipping craft beer compliments of Nod Hill Brewery. All to benefit and support Habitat’s mission of building homes for area families.