|Mott and Hall in front of their Hickory Street Shop|
After about a year at Buffalo State, the two were disappointed with program and decided that investing in $40,000 in shop equipment was a better investment than a $40,000 piece of paper, so they joined forces and set up shop. I caught up with the pair shortly after my visit to their shop and was fortunate enough to get a ton of info from them both. They settled on the east side primarily because of the incredible amount of great spaces with very affordable rates. The building they found could not have been more perfect, the rent is reasonable, they have a great relationship with the landlord who is allowing them to alter and define the space as they like, and they're only minutes outside of downtown. "The east side wasn't a conscious decision," explains Mott, "It wasn't until sometime after that we realized the importance of the east side."
|Inlaid wood bracelets|
|Wood eye ware available with prescription lenses or as tinted sunglasses|