The Mark of the Maker, by Tom Hegg, has been an inspiration for both my work and my makers mark, pictured here and found on nearly every piece from my shop.
Hegg tells the biblical story of Joseph as the apprentice carpenter. The lessons from his father are not understood at first. It’s only as Joseph matures, learns his craft, and then is given the remarkable experience of becoming the earthly father of Jesus, that the lessons finally make sense. As Joseph gazes at the manager that holds the Christ child, it all becomes clear.