These are artists we think are awesome...

May 23, 2017 

Kyle Hawbaker

You can find Kyle on Instagram here
or on Facebook here

Hello.  My name is Kyle and I am from Amarillo, TX.  I have been a full time LEO for the past 20 years.  In my spare time, I like to make knives, jewelry and other one of a kind items.  I made my first knife about 15 years ago.  Most of the knives I make are forged, but I will occasionally do stock removal pieces.  I have only been making jewelry for the past couple of years.  I like working with copper, brass and titanium.  I also enjoy working with exotic materials like meteorite and superconductor.  I will occasionally do woodcarving or sculpting too.  My goal is to make each piece a one-of-a-kind item.  While some pieces may be similar, each one will have something unique to that piece.  I don’t own any fancy equipment like a CNC or milling machine.  Each piece I create is done entirely by hand.  I owe much of my artistic ability to my father who always encouraged me and supported me.  I don’t don’t currently have a website, but you can find me on Facebook or Instagram @kylehawbaker 

Past Artists
May 9, 2017

Colin Barnes

@barnes_built on Instagram

Hey everyone! My name is Colin and I am a maker. Ever since I was a kid I've loved to be around tools. My father would work out in his shop and I'd hand him tools, or trip him up, either way I was always in the thick of it. Not too long ago, I started just messing around with some simple hand tools and watching other guys on YouTube make things. I became fascinated with it. Totally engulfed. So I decided why not try and do some of this stuff my self?!? There's been successes, there's been failures, regardless, it's a learning experience. I really don't have a single medium I work with. I do everything from digital art, wood work to metal work and in-between. I love learning new techniques and talking with other craftsman that have the same passion I do for making. Excited to see what the future holds been a wild ride so far. Stay awesome everyone :)