Steve Rogerson Woodcraft

What’s your name?
Stephen Rogerson
What is the name of your business?
Steve Rogerson Woodcraft
How long have you been trading?
3 Months
What products do you sell?
Bespoke wooden boxes, boards, clocks, coasters and other wooden items
What sells the best?
Serving and Cutting Boards
What markets do you trade at?
Mornington Main Street, Red Hill, Portsea and Mount Martha Briars Market
How did it all begin?
I have just retired as a Technology and Art and Design Teacher and wanted to keep my practical and design skills operating. Set up our garage as a home workshop and started to manufacture wooden items for galleries and markets.
What do you like most about being a stallholder?
The best part of being a stall holder is meeting new people whether they are fellow stall holders or customers.
What do you like least about being a stallholder?
Physical work of setting up and packing up and the unpredictable weather
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Still producing high quality small furniture items with perhaps a side business using a laser engraver and cutter.
What one piece of advice would you give to a new stallholder?
Try to find markets that suit the product you are selling. Craft items often sell best if you are part of a real makers and designers market where people come looking for bespoke, unusual and hand made products.
Any funny stories to share about your time as a stallholder?
None so far.
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