The beauty of a handcrafted instrument is undeniable. How often does that slip your mind when listening to a song that captures your heart? We all love music, no matter what genre it may be. Let’s take our involvement a step further to consider all that goes into what we’re hearing.
Jenelle Steele played the cello for 19 years. Her background includes ceramics, metal work, glass mosaics, and furniture refinishing. To mix her admiration for music and her love for physical, artistically minded work, she enrolled in The Violin Making School of America.
Violins are such strikingly beautiful instruments. Before my trip to the school in Salt Lake City, I never thought of how unique each handmade piece is. Jenelle told me that every maker has their own style giving each violin it’s own personality and voice. It was fascinating to see that a craft so focused on quality and precision still highly values the unique qualities of the end product.