Tibetan Stonemason

I’d been following the Tibetan community in my region for at least a year and a half when Preview decided they’d like an article about one of my contacts, Tibetan stonemason Sonam Lama. He is one of the leaders of the community here in the Pioneer Valley. I’ve been researching and interviewing local Tibetans for several other story leads that tend to be more political and controversial, but I was pleased to be able to profile Sonam’s craftsmanship in this way. Here’s the article, and I’ve put some shots of the layout below, since it looked great and had a cover shot in the magazine, too.

Building a Connection

I also had the pleasure of meeting Jo Roessler and touring his magnificent Easthampton studio in a refurbished movie theater. He makes gorgeous furniture for clients nationwide. The article appeared in Preview Magazine.

This Carpenter’s Way

I had the pleasure of meeting a very dedicated carpenter who lives near me in Western Massachusetts. In the article that I wrote for Preview Magazine, you can find out more about Chris Hall. He’s a self taught guru of Asian carpentry and architectural drawing. This spotlight on his work and life reveals a dedicated worker with an obsession for detail.

A Moving Idea

I was pleased to be able to write up an article about my favorite dance studio, located in Brattleboro, VT. It’s a lovely place, with even lovelier people involved with it!