Meet Lori and Mark Nixon of Grosse Pointe Park, the creative duo behind made here artisan cheese and baguette boards. They began their business in the fall of 2008. Everything about their line of wood serving boardssays Michigan, where Mark is the artisan and Lori handles the marketing. Mark's talent comes from owning a custom cabinet shop with his brother. One day Lori asked him to make a solid, cherry wood baguette board for a friend. It was beautiful, people loved it, and asked where they could buy one. That is how they got there start.What do you most love about the creative process?
Our boards are handcrafted in Ferndale. Our wood is milled in Detroit, even the paper for our tags comes from a paper mill in Niles. Plus, these black cherry wood baguette and cheese boards are functional, while being beautiful.
Do you have any notable awards or accomplishments?
We received a 1st place ribbon at the Pentwater Art Show. But I think our biggest accomplishment is making a beautiful handcrafted product at an affordable price.
What do you remember wanting to be when you grew up?
Everything! A writer, restaurant owner, entrepreneur. Most of all, I wanted to be a mom, and I've been blessed with a funny, handsome, smart boy.Why did you choose to partner with Yellow Door to sell your artwork?
I'm a fan of Yellow Door on Facebook and love what I see, especially the contagious enthusiasm.
What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
We love cooking, entertaining at home, going up north, hiking, snowshoeing, growing a vegetable garden, and spending time with family and friends.
You can find Lori & Mark's beautiful artisan boards at Yellow Door and online. Stay tuned for more interesting info about the Nixon's all week!
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