Melty Stuff was born from an educational background in visual art, a short-term job in woodworking, and a personal practice in design. Working in a community woodshop in Northeast Minneapolis, Melty Stuff focuses on the material items of lumberyard walnut and hand-pigment dyed epoxies, a material generally used to patch up boats, creating a unique mixture of natural wood, alongside a viscous, bright, and unnatural compound. The two come together to create an unexpected, Snoopy and Woodstock-esc friendship, but continues to blur the line of art versus product. The traditional practice of ‘bow-tie’ inlays is used in an abstracted format to create a collage-like feel for each piece. The end result is an object that you can use as your flat surface to fork and knife a pile of spaghetti, wash up, and then hang on the wall before guests arrive.