MOLLY RYAN * NINOSHEA

 
 Molly in her Atwater studio

Molly in her Atwater studio

 

Hera: What got you into woodworking

Molly: My mama. She was an antique dealer when I was a pup and she taught me how to restore and love furniture.

 Favorite part about your craft

Being able to use my hands and get dirty every day

 Most difficult part

Taxes

What do you like about working with your chosen medium/materials

I love going to the lumber yard knowing that all of these big splintery spidery piles of wood will become dozens of beautiful objects

Most satisfying piece you've ever made

One of the first pieces of furniture I made was my own dining table.I didn’t know much about wood then and built it out of hickory, which is an incredibly dense and difficult wood to work with. It was made with my literal blood, sweat, and tears and is enormous, heavy, and impossible to move, but is hands down the most used and beloved piece of furniture I own.

 Molly's epic, immovable,  hickory dining table

Molly's epic, immovable,  hickory dining table

Local, women-run businesses or women artists you are loving right now

My ridiculously talented sister and studio-mate Kathleen Ryan

 Pump up jam you listen to while working in the studio

Every jam on “Medusa” on repeat forever

A carpenter you'd like to f*ck

Jesus, duh!      (editor's note: my pick is Nick Offerman but I respect this choice)

Advice to women trying to start their own businesses 

Tell the mansplainers at Home Depot to fuck off, thx!

 Chandelier, wall sconce, and curtain rods designed and made by Molly

Chandelier, wall sconce, and curtain rods designed and made by Molly