There is a great profile of my friend Tim McCready’s new furniture making school, Foxwedge School of Craft, in today’s RT-D. I know Tim primarily through his music, most recently,Â his band Timothy Bailey and the Humans. So it is interesting for me to read about this other side of him–the craftsman, local business owner, and now teacher:
What started as a way to subsidize a rock band during his college days at Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992 turned into both a passion and a career for McCready.
He now owns the Foxwedge school and Bankston & Bailey, where he designs and makes fine furniture.
He started his career as a woodworking apprentice at Richmond-based design and fine-furniture maker Harrison Higgins Inc.
“As it turned out, I liked woodworking more than the band,” McCready said.
After graduating from VCU in 1998, he worked at a couple of research-related jobs before starting a doctoral program in counseling psychology at the University of Maryland.
“I stopped after one year because I wanted to get back to woodworking,” he said.