Artists ~ Glenn McCusker ~ Wakefield-Peacedale

Artist’s name: Glenn McCusker
Shop name: Boneythings
Facebook: Boneythings

1. Tell us about your work
Boneythings is the home of handcarved bone and other things. I live near the shore in South County and most of my carvings are in someway related to the sea. I do, however, carve a variety of items and try to stay in the "one of a kind" mode.

2. How did you come to be a professional artist/crafter/designer?
My carving began as a way to break the monotony of building saltwater fishing lures. I had a little business and did well but it was too repetitive. Bone carving has since replaced lure building.

3. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I find myself drawn to the designs of ancient Hawaiians and Maori tribes of New Zealand. I've never been to either place but I can dream.

4. What’s your favorite item to create?
Whatever is in front of me on the carving table.

5. What’s your best seller?
I would have to say carved fish hooks.

6. How long have you been in Rhode Island?
I've lived in RI all my life, born here. I did a few years in Kennebunkport, Maine where I ran a leather shop. That was back in the early 70's

7. What do you {heart} about Rhode Island?
South County. I grew up at the other end of the state in Cumberland. South County is more laid back and definitely more beautiful. I've been here since 1989.

8. Please include anything else you’d like to add:
In my shop on Etsy you will find bone carvings, beach stone carvings, seashells and sea glass, and carved black Water Buffalo horn. Occasionally there will be some vintage items. Last year wine racks crafted from vintage Cape Cod cranberry crates were the hot item. I don't take custom orders anymore. I only carve when I can and what I want.



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