Eric Cook Swanson's Profile
WHO Eric Swanson of Calf Pasture Woodworks.
WHAT Barnyard-themed wooden toys, including figures of sheep, horses and farmers.
WHERE Swanson works from a studio on his 5-acre farm in Matunuck surrounded by sheep, pigs, cows and other animals.
HOW Each toy is made one at a time, by hand, using native woods such as maple, pine and oak and antique tools including a 150-year-old lathe.
WHY A longtime woodworker, Swanson began making toys for his kids, now ages 9, 11 and 15, a few years ago as a hobby. “The toys are wholesome and evocative of a simpler time, a more sustainable time, “ said Swanson, who holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rhode Island School of Design. He uses no toxic finishes on the figures, most of which range in price…
- Born on May 5
- Joined November 16, 2010