60 Lions on the Prowl!

60 Lions on the Prowl!

January 21, 2020

Our first international craft collaboration--Would Works made engraved desk plaques for lions which were hand-carved by artisans in Ghana.

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Welcome all new Advanced Crew!

Welcome all new Advanced Crew!

January 15, 2020

We have just launched a new program called the Would Works Advanced Crew. Our first cohort includes four exceptional Artisans who have completed our beginner workshop and are hungry for more skills and time in the shop.  Advanced Crew members will be helping lead workshops, machine products and design and build outdoor furniture.

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Would Works on Spectrum News: "Inside the Issues" with Alex Cohen

Would Works on Spectrum News: "Inside the Issues" with Alex Cohen

December 24, 2019

Program Director Lee Buchanan and Would Works Artisan Marella DuRee had a blast talking with Alex Cohen on Spectrum News' TV show, "Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen".

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Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

Our Custom Cocktail Boards Included in The Los Angeles Impact Box

December 16, 2019

We are busy making 300 custom branded oak cocktail boards for the The Los Angeles Impact Box this holiday season.  This unique gift box is put out by our friends at Gifts for Good, in partnership with LA Original and the City Of Los Angeles.

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How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

How Can Craft Businesses Give Back? Would Works as Case Study for Giving

December 10, 2019

At Would Works it takes a village to create jobs and cutting boards!  This Craft Industry Alliance article details how design and craft businesses support craft-centered non-profits like ours through donating proceeds and products.

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Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

Shout Out to Would Works on the Kelly Clarkson Show

December 04, 2019

Would Works Board member and greatest champion, Nick Offerman, talks with Kelly Clarkson about our program on Season 1 of the Kelly Clarkson show.

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LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

LA City Blocks on the Cover of Brown Alumni Magazine 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

November 24, 2019

Would Works limited edition LA City Blocks made the cover of the Brown Alumni Magazine (BAM) this month. This year's annual holiday gift guide features alumni makers and alumni-run non-profits--and Would Works happens to check both boxes.

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Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

Would Works Artisans are Artists in Residence at Lehrer Architects LA!

October 11, 2019

We're thrilled to announce our October residency at Lehrer Architects LA in Silver Lake.  We are holding work sessions in the firm's workshop (or RaD Room) with eight women from the Downtown Women's Center on Mondays and Wednesdays this month.

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Women of Would Works Featured at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia

Women of Would Works Featured at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia

August 07, 2019

Did you know that the majority of Would Works artisans are women? We are honored to included in the group show Making a Seat at the Table: Women Transform Woodworking curated by Laura Mays and Deirdre Visser at The Center for Art in Wood in Philadelphia this Fall. 

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Custom Branded Trade Show Risers for WayB Carseats

Custom Branded Trade Show Risers for WayB Carseats

August 07, 2019

Would Works just finished a custom commission of twenty branded risers for WayB carseats.  These solid poplar boxes will travel around the country as part of the WayB trade show booths.  We engraved their logo on all four sides for maximum versatility and brand visibility.  

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Help Would Works Find a New Home

Help Would Works Find a New Home

July 31, 2019

Would Works recently lost our donated workshop space and we are facing a programing hiatus while we look for a new home. We need your help to find a new home for Would Works so we can continue to offer the job opportunities and programing to our amazing team of artisans.

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Would Works design+builds 100 Custom Display Racks

Would Works design+builds 100 Custom Display Racks

June 01, 2019

We recently finished a custom commission for Two Tails Pet Company. These handsome display racks are being featured at pet stores across the country. Would Works staff designed this sturdy plywood rack with a simple slot joint so it assembles easily without tools or fasteners and packs flat for economical shipping.

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