There are moments when you come across a piece of art, and it speaks to you,
a truth you needed to hear just then…
This is a film about Joel Bukiewicz, The Knife Maker.
I found that I developed this need to make these sort of creative offerings
on a daily basis – to basically make things.
…the idea of making something so basic and simple, when I had been working on projects that were so very abstract that would never see the light of day…and that this thing that I made would be useful, would be inherently useful, and would be around forever, and somebody would find it someday and be like ‘wow, I can use this thing.’
There needs to be a human element in the making of these things.
My sort of flat out mission statement with what I do is, make every single knife that I make the very best knife that I’ve ever made.