September 20, 2019
Meet the Maker : Treeline & Tide
Treeline & Tide combines natural materials with modern design to create wood jewelry, accessories, and home goods that can be used every day.
Makers: Jenn and Damian Liddiard
Located: Scituate, MA
How did your business get started? With a background in architecture (Damian) and graphic design (Jenn), we are a husband-and-wife team driven to create everyday goods that are both innovative and timeless. Beginning with hand-drawn designs and using sustainably-forested wood, our process fuses traditional craft techniques with technology. We've been designing together since we first met, but it wasn't until 2012 when Jenn began making jewelry part-time at a fabrication lab, that our creative partnership started growing into a business. It was a gradual process; Jenn left her job in order to spend time with our family and commit to her creative passion. Within a few years' time, Damian was able to leave his job as well. Today, Treeline & Tide is a natural extension of how we've always lived; working and creating together in our home studio.
What is your favorite thing about owning your own creative business? Our favorite thing is that there's always something new to tackle - a different technique to explore, a problem to solve, something else to learn. We never get bored (tired, anxious, and overwhelmed sometimes, but never bored!) We also love the flexibility we have to adjust our work schedule and spend time with our kids.
How would you classify your style? Modern organic - we love working with natural materials and refining a design until it has just the right elements.
Dream travel destination: Swiss alps. They really know how to combine breathtaking mountain adventures with the comforts of amazing food and wine.
What are you currently reading, watching or listening to: Bread cookbooks - the most delicious reading. We got a cast iron enamel pot for Christmas and it's been put to good use baking bread.