Sunday, December 15, 2013

31 Days of Sensational Shops - GipsonWands

31 Days of Sensational Shops is a month long tour of geeky, fantasy and/or monster-filled shops in December. Please stick around to learn more about today's Sensational Shop!

Today's Sensational Shop is GipsonWands - run by Scott Gipson!

Tell us about you - the creator!

I'm a geek, si-fi, fantasy fan, graphic designer from the mid-west. I'm also a surrealist painter, woodworker, home cook, and gardener.

Describe your shop and what you sell

I sell handmade one of a kind "magic" wands, inspired by the Harry Potter universe. They are all individually made from locally sourced, naturally dried wood to be unique creations.

What is your favorite item to make? Why?

I love making Wands. I strive to make each wand individual and unique so the buyer gets a wand that is theirs.

How and when did you start your business?

I am a fan of the Harry Potter books and back in 2005 I was on the look out for a wand of my own, I went out looking for a wand and all I could find were mass produced or resin cast reproductions. That's not what I wanted. So when I inherited my grandfathers lathe I started making wands. The first few I made as gifts for family members. Everyone seemed impressed with the quality and urged me to make more.

Anything else you would like to add?

Lately I've been making Crochet hooks out of the same woods as my wands. I've gotten really positive feedback and hope to continue to do so.

Where can buyers find you?

Thank you so much for coming and meeting Scott Gipson of GipsonWands! Be sure to stop by tomorrow and meet another Sensational Shop!