The would-be artisans who ditch day jobs to chase a dream

Professionals are risking it all and pursuing artisanal roles, making chairs, shoes, pottery and gin in a nostalgic bid for simpler times.

By Gabriella Coslovich

Glen and Lisa Rundell’s chair-making venture has hit a nerve with customers: “We’re a generation of people who have no heirlooms to pass on,” says Rundell. Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen