I'm Zach Beauvais. I help organisations tell their stories.
At work, I help leaders at Cornell University understand their purposes, plan for their messages, and help varied teams turn ideas into content for our students, faculty, collaborators, and our huge community.
I also take photos, make coffee pretty well, and turn green wood into spoons, bowls and cups.
Lately, I've been writing about the pandemic
I make things from greenwood
I start every one of my projects with a tree. If I’m lucky, I get to fell it, but sometimes, I collect up a fresh log. I split green logs with a froe, axe, and wedges.
Once the shape is roughed out, I move on to refining with straight blades and hook knives (which let me hollow out bowls).
I don’t use sandpaper or other abrasives, so everything is tool-finished.
I've written about lots of things.
A friend of mine posted a photo: his bags, badly lit by soul-sucking strip lights of airports, train stations, and the night bus. It looks