So…How did “Rustic and More” Start?
Even in his childhood in Argentina, Jorge’s creativity was part of his life as he fabricated his own toys with whatever elements he had at hand. Not having studied either engineering or art, Jorge has innate skill and delights in designing new products that are aesthetically pleasing and repurposing existing products with creative innovation. Now being a full-time painter, he dedicates his spare time to woodworking.
Kathy, born and raised in Ohio, was interested in design and visual arts since childhood and she earned a B.F.A. from the University of Akron with a major in metalsmithing. Although she never pursued metalsmithing or her art training as a career, she has been a hobbyist in several areas that she was trained in. Kathy currently works full-time in an international company while working evenings with Jorge on creative projects.
Both Jorge and Kathy appreciate nature and enjoy hiking beautiful wooded areas. They love to create unique pieces from natural elements, and repurpose common vintage items to reveal their hidden beauty. As a result, Rustic and More was born as a part-time side business. We have our own products that we make in our shop in Medina, Ohio and also offer some high quality items from another artisan woodworker.