John Welch

OWNER - JOHN FRANCIS DESIGNS

I'm a woodworker and woodcarver living and working in historic Lowell, MA. I've always enjoyed working with my hands and about 5 years ago turned my attention to woodworking. After starting out with a few knives bought online, I soon outgrew my home garage and moved into a studio space.

What makes you stand out in the maker community?

My attention to detail throughout the finishing process and strategic use of texture in my pieces.

Tell us about your work and the projects you are currently working on.

Who is your favorite contemporary artist or maker?

Aleph Geddis

What inspired you to become a maker?

I've always enjoyed making in one way or another, but I became more driven by the idea of an anti-disposable lifestyle and making sustainable goods.