Like all people in the last few months, we’ve been humbled by the events around us, engaged in the work of protecting and sustaining ourselves and our neighbors, and trying to weather an ever-changing storm that is our same-old-new-world. In other words, we’ve been busy. But our work has come to fruition in a big way, and we are happy to announce that MP Custom Made will soon be moving to rural Central Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania- Penn’s Woods.
MP Pennsylvania- you can see where this is going.
We will shift our shop, home, animal companions, and materials but still offer handmade quality with an artistic flair. Just from a different spot of woods.
We will be staging a socially-distant ‘Studio Sale’ event next month, hopefully coinciding with nearby Open House Chicago events. This sale will feature art pieces, furniture, prototypes, raw materials, and even a few tools which would love to find a new home before the big move. After all, who really wants to be packed onto a truck and driven for 9-11 hours when they could just pop into your car and be there in 15 minutes?
Tiny Walnut bowl. Homey, cute, and a great place to store your rings while you work. Stands approximately 1 1/2″ tall and is approx. 3 3/4″ wide at the top. Finished with polyurethane. For display only. $21. Click below to purchase
Tiny Ash Bowl. Simple, clear, and also a great place to put your tiny treasures. Stands slightly over 1 1/2″ tall and is approx 4 1/4″ wide at the top. Finished in polyurethane. For display only. $21. Please click below to purchase.
Small Maple Bowl. Pale and elegant with a small live-edge inclusion. Stands approximately 2 1/8″ tall and is approximately 4 3/4″ wide at the top. Finished in polyurethane. For display only. $31. Click below to purchase.
Small maple bowl. Simple and elegant with a hint of spalting in the grain. Approximately 2 3/4″ inches tall and open 3 3/4′ at top. sanded smooth and finished in carnauba wax. For display only. $37 Click below to purchase.
Medium Cottonwood Bowl. Light feathery Chicago cottonwood felled from a storm. Spalting and worm trails evident in grain. Very small foot pedestal. Stands approx 3 1/4″ tall and opens approx. 6 1/2″ at the top. Finished in polyurethane. For Display only. $47. Click below to purchase.
Med/Large Honey Locust Bowl. Stately vessel turned from Chicago honey locust that was felled by a storm in a nearby park. Faults, voids, knots, and even a tiny spot of bark have been preserved. Stands approx. 3 1/2″ tall and is approx. 7 1/2″ wide at the top. Finished with polyurethane. For display only. $57. Click below to purchase.
It’s our favorite time of the year and we are offering two limited edition items to help you celebrate! These are small runs and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
Michael made these cute little wooden coffins, just in time for your spooky decorating needs! These are made from old beams from Chicago buildings and are unfinished. They are about 8″ tall and 4″ wide at the largest.
$20 each, plus shipping. Send a message or email to order.
Yojo made these cute little skullies. They’re handmade of thin plywood and painted simply to keep some grain. Charming imperfection means that each is a little different. Each has a little hanger on the back. Prices are only $7.50 each plus shipping. Shipping is free if you order 2 or more at a time. Send a message or an email to order
We are excited to appear at the 2018 SAIC Internship Expo later this month! MP Custom Made will be among other local business both large and small to talk to students about being a creative in business.
Just a block away from the Art Institute of Chicago lions, you can stop into Bridgeport Coffee’s newest location for a great brew or snack.
At the corner of Michigan and Jackson, this newest venture from Bridgeport coffee features decor and furniture made by MP Custom Made. Yojo even left some art on the walls to look at when you need to rest your eyes from taking in all the landmarks and sights.
Bridgeport Coffee’s Loop location opens the week of 7/30/18 and is a welcome addition to the downtown scene. Their excellent coffee is now available farther north! Check out their website for further details.