Matthias's Wood Shop
At Walton Avenue Atelier, we hold strongly to the idea of Embodied Cognition. When an artist works with his or her hands, and achieves an intimate understanding of materials, motor level functions work together with higher order thinking to achieve great art. The alternative is being detached from our bodies and the technology that we handle. All too often, our work becomes molded according to the bias' of our medium and not according to our own fully realized vision.
For this reason, Walton Avenue Atelier works closely with the woodworker and builder, Matthias Doherty. Matthias specializes in well constructed and stunning woodwork. He prefers working with hand tools over electric and can wax poetic about letting his materials sing.
Works made by Matthias are available for purchase. He is also enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and experience with curious students.