Augusta Handmade Fair

Our Spring Event is on May 4th from 12-4pm.

KEN + HAMMOND

small batch laser cut home decor & accessories

Meet The maker

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
My name is Kristie Linn and I’m originally from Vancouver, WA. I moved to Augusta in 2011 and married my high school sweetheart. He retired from the Navy in 2014 and we moved back to Washington to be closer to family and friends and to figure out what we wanted to do “when we grew up.” After our boys both graduated high school and decided to move to Montana, we got the opportunity to come back to Augusta and now here we are! When I’m not traveling back and forth to Montana to visit the kids, I’m a full-time creator and do accounting and business managing on the side. Ps…we still don’t know what we want to do when we grow up (tsk tsk).

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
My process really depends on what I’m creating and who I’m creating a piece for. I blend a lot of my own designs with the designs of other talented designers to create signs, earrings, keychains, and really anything I can cut with a laser. Each piece is laser cut from a variety of wood types and either stained or hand-painted using a variety of paint styles and techniques (chalk, watercolor, acrylic, etc.).

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Seeing people smile.

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I love being a tourist. This can be traveling to another country, driving across the states, or even being a tourist in my own town. I just love seeing and learning.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
Oh geez…the history. I worked for the Augusta Museum of History for 3 years and didn’t realize how much I love learning about the area. My close second would have to be all the murals.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
This is my escape, kind of like reading a book. I get to go into my own little world and create anything my heart desires. The best reward, though, is either seeing someone wearing a pair of my earrings, hanging one of my signs, or even asking me to create something special for a loved one. This is what keeps me inspired.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
Have fun and create things that make you happy!