Lola worked at Thor’s for several months before deciding to make joinery her career. She has embarked on an apprenticeship with us and now splits her time between our joinery and CIT on weekdays and into the bush whenever she gets the chance.
Julian Suitor is a familiar face here at the Hammer. A blacksmith based in Braidwood, Julian often incorporates timber into his work, so is often found in our dressed timber racks looking for the perfect piece of recycled timber. He took some time out to tell us a bit more about his practice and his connection to timber.
Colour is the core of Sonia van de Haar’s practice. A painter and architectural colour specialist, her unique cross-disciplinary approach to colour is sought out by architects, designers and private clients who want to inject colour into their spaces.
An architect by trade, John Nott has been designing with timber since the 70’s. John has been behind some significant designs in Canberra such as the Telstra Tower revolving restaurant, Rydges Hotel (formally The Pavillion) and the Rex Hotel to name a few. He joined the Hammer crew last year in our Sales and Design team and is happiest when he has a pen or pencil in hand!
Nobuyuki (Nobby) has come to Thor’s Hammer from the Aichi Prefecture in Japan after a fortuitous meeting and friendship was formed with a former staff member of Thor’s Hammer
Dan has been a friend of the Hammer for a while now. A skilled Sculptor and Metal Fabricator, he has made many of our complex steel projects including our custom furniture hardware.
This is Rohan. He likes hiking, bike riding and taking photos with his drone. He also works at Thor’s Hammer and is another member of our talented Sales and Design crew.
Chelsea Lemon is a Canberra based designer and maker who works with timber. Many of her pieces include foliage and plant themes, mixed with interactivity and the decorative woodworking technique 'parquetry'. She’s no stranger to the crew at Thor’s Hammer or Canberra’s design community, but we thought we’d get to know her a little better.
“Am I ever going to use this?” We’ve all asked this question of our inner hoarder at some point. Fortunately, Canberra FM executive Zak Davies must have been hiding in his shed during the Marie Kondo’s war on stuff.
Microbats in mailboxes…I know what you’re thinking and no, it’s not the latest TV series on ABC Kids. Sadly it’s just one example of the desperate times facing our homeless native animals, along with Sugar Gliders in banana fronds and Feathertail Gliders in electricity boxes. So what’s this got to do with recycled timber?