Anela DeLaveaga has a lot on her mind. For starters: 1) Failures are normal, and any serious artist might as well get used to them 2) Women and nonbinary craftspeople deserve a lot more visibility and respect 3) Household items that are handmade with love really do make the world a better place.

The Reno-based woodworker—who’s also a Resident Artist at the Generator and a co-founder of the maker support network Design Build Collective— talked with Double Scoop Podcast host Noah Glick about all of the above.

You can see her work this weekend, Sept. 8-11 at the Reno Tahoe International Art Show at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. Anela and colleagues Heather Sallan, Mela Breen and Jewelz Vaio will present a talk, “Craft Equity and Confidence in the Design Build Industry,” on Sunday Sept. 11 from 11:30am-12:15pm. Tickets and info here.

LISTEN: Double Scoop Podcast Episode 27—Reno Woodworker Anela DeLaveaga

Photos courtesy Anela DeLaveaga. You can see more of her work on her website.

Posted by Noah Glick

Noah Glick is the Executive Editor for the Sierra Nevada Ally. He is an award-winning journalist, writer, and audio and podcast producer, whose work has been heard nationally on NPR, Marketplace, Here & Now, and more. He is a multiple regional Edward R. Murrow Award winner for his reporting on climate, energy, and housing.