We're so excited to welcome our newest Artisan to Janome America, Robert Mahar! He's an artist, designer, and all around crafty individual. (If he looks familiar, it may be because you've seen him on NBC's Making It.) We can't wait to see what he'll be stitching up this year on his Janome 6700P!
You can read his official bio below, but we thought it'd be more fun to ask some more unique questions to get to know him a little better! Robert recently sat down (via the internet) with Janome Marketing assistant, Erin, for a little interview. Here's part of our conversation, which now has Erin wanting to Google chilaquiles recipes!
Robert Mahar is an artist and designer who develops and teaches imaginative crafts and clever do-it-yourself projects through high-quality video tutorials and in-person workshops. He is also a contestant on the new NBC creative competition show Making It. The crafty content he develops and presents to his YouTube viewers, online audience and workshop attendees is often rooted in nostalgia. His talent for reinventing old-school crafts with a decidedly modern twist is evident in the gift line he continues to develop with Knock Knock and has gained him a loyal following.
With an education in studio arts and art history, he has worked in a variety of creative fields including 13 years as an appraiser of modern and contemporary art. When he’s not working in his downtown Los Angeles studio, Robert obsesses over vintage craft books and schemes ways to make it big as a doughnut connoisseur.
Visit Robert at his site, YouTube, Instagram, or Pinterest!