Meet the couple behind Weaver’s Bottom Craft Studio who create textiles, cornshuck dolls, and Minecraft worlds of outstanding beauty; luthier Bryan England of Caneyville shows off his mandolin-making skills; and photographer David Stephenson raises and photographs pedigreed pigeons in Lexington.
What’s Old is New: From Craft to Minecraft
At Weaver’s Bottom Craft Studio, you’ll find a loom, yarns, and textiles, plus cornshuck dolls, elf houses, and stuffed bears. You’ll also find a computer—Mary and Neil Colmer also have a presence in the non-traditional world of digital artwork, through the video gaming world of Minecraft.
Luthiers, Part 2: Bryan England
Bryan England’s shop in Caneyville offers a full line of mandolins and guitars, and his instruments have been used by country superstars, including George Strait and Brooks & Dunn.
England was working at General Electric when he decided he wanted to learn to play the banjo, and then learn to build one. From a hobby that started on his kitchen table, England’s instrument work grew into a business called Custom Inlay.
The Pigeon Photographer
Lexington photojournalist David Stephenson became fascinated with pedigreed pigeons as a young boy. Today he combines his two passions, racing pigeons and using his camera to capture their beauty in mid-flight. On Instagram, he is known as “The Pigeon Photographer.”