Today’s featured artists are a husband and wife team, Carol and Tim Anderson of the Firecracker Kid Primitives.
They started making primitive furniture for themselves in the 1990’s after seeing the wonderful reproduction primitives in The Country Sampler magazine and began their business four years ago. Tim is retired from building homes and is a master carpenter and Carol is a work at home crafter and manages their business.
With Tim’s skill at crafting the furniture and Carol’s finishing artistry, they make a great team.
A lot of thought and planning goes into their designs so that it is pleasing to the primitive eye, user friendly, and functional. A woodcraft that if the customer wanted to, they could actually use for a purpose. Their rolling pin racks can actually be used to hold old or new rolling pins, therefore, it's not just for display. Their Rolling pin Cubby Rack, the same principle... yes, it's a neat primitive piece of furniture and is visually pleasing, but is also functional.
At the present time Tim makes the orders on the weekends, and occasionally when he has days off during the week, depending on the weather. He's a construction worker at this time. Eventually they would like for Tim to retire and work the business full time with Carol.
They take great pride in their woodcrafts and working with their hands to make something using manual skill, one at a time, in their home to the best of their abilities.
They love to afford other lovers of all things primitive the opportunity to purchase their handmades at reasonable prices and enjoy them, and the most important thing is the pleasure they give their customers when they open their package and just love what they find inside. Also knowing and appreciating that a part of them is in hearts and homes throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia.
You can see a selection of their fine reproduction early American primitives in their Firecracker Kid Primitives Etsy shop, http://www.firecrackerkid.etsy.com.
And for information on custom order check out their blog at http://fpwoodcrafts.blogspot.com
Some of the things they make are:
Primitive Early American Dough Bowl Racks
Primitive Cabinets, Book Cabinets, Shelves
Primitive One-of-a-kind Rolling Pin Dough Bowl Keeps
Primitive One-of-a-kind Rolling Pin Keeps in 2, 3, and 4 pin
Primitive One-of-a-kind 3-pin Rolling Pin Cubby Keep
Small Primitive Woodcrafts