We had the good fortune of connecting with Matthew Glasgow and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Matthew, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I liked the idea of being able to create items that were useful to others and would sell but, also keep my interest. I wanted to try and get away from the monotony of what work can be.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I like to create things that are both useful as well as visually pleasing. I try to stay away from standards that others have like, shelving that isn’t just a plank of wood to store things on but, is art in itself. I am proud of the fact that I can create things that others find interesting and attractive.
One of the lessons that I’ve learned is to not get too enveloped in my woodworking. I’m also a musician and I feel that the break between the two is much needed at times to stay interested and passionate about creating.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Here in Carpinteria where I live and work is an amazing town and community. We have nice mountain trails and beautiful beaches. Our town is small enough that you can hike half the day, have lunch at The Spot then, enjoy a beer that you can pick up at Island Brewing company on whichever beach you prefer. To top it off, all without a car. In the event that someone visiting may get bored of that, there is always gorgeous Santa Barbara right up the 101 freeway with tons of locations to enjoy.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Shout out to all the Moms and Dads out there that continue to get beat down by life and get back up to show their children their dedication to their passion. It’s hard to tell our kids to chase their dreams if we give up on ours.

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