Featured Artisan: Tyler Thomas Blaine
If you take one look at Tyler, the first thought that crosses is your mind is 'this guy is artisan... or a skater. Wait, no, a surfer. Or maybe all three?'.
This is probably because of his incredible beard and his mustache that he's expertly curled up at each end, but luckily for us, his looks back up his talent and Tyler is creating incredible works of art.
Tyler has taken his love of concrete and metal to create unique pieces that you won't find anywhere else. He's an expert of his craft, which he tirelessly worked at; being never satisfied and constantly looking to improve.
Never scared off by the unknown, Tyler took on tough projects and figured it out as he went. Bigger, badder - it didn't matter. Tyler was up for the challenge.
We had the opportunity to sit down with Tyler and listen to his story, as well as his feelings towards being creative and running a business.