Hatch Workshop is an affiliation of friends who enjoy all that is thoughtful and well-crafted. Our work is inspired by people we've met and things we've seen/found.
By combining our love of traditional wood joinery, old machinery and dumpster diving we are able to produce furniture and installations that are durable, resourceful and comfortable.
All of our work is collaboratively designed and built in our workshop at 641 Tillery in Austin, Texas.
Andrew Danziger- Owner, Founder, Project Manager
Spencer Cook- Lead Designer
Nick Griffin- Lead Fabricator
Alex Neiheisel- Craftsman
TAFT Mashburn- Apprentice Craftsman
John Trujilo- Apprentice Craftsman
Nick Schnitzer, Ann Armstrong, Pete Dahlberg, Hannah Kenah, Nicolas Rivard, Allen Solomon, Mark Schiff
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Education: BS Architectural Studies with a minor in African American Studies, University of Texas at Austin 2009
Woodworking with Mark Macek 2008-2010
With HATCH since: August 2010
Role at HATCH: Founder, Accounts Manager, Designer, Craftsperson
First Memorable Creation: Multi-room Domino Rally
Occupation outside of HATCH: Ghetto Dreamin'
Favorite tool when stuck on a deserted isle: Over-sized maul
Favorite tool when stuck on a Tokyo skyscraper: Channel-locks, blue handle
Favorite tool when stuck at the shop on a Sunday: Bosch power-plane
Favorite object: Ceramic paella pot
Trajectory: Live a life of learning and sharing with kind people.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Education: high school, then college, then life, then back to college, then again to life.
With HATCH since: November 2012
Role at HATCH: machine technician/woodworker guy
First memorable creation: 2nd grade drawing of Shredder from the ninja turtles
Occupation outside of HATCH: yeah right, like I'd do other stuff. I watch the earth do its thing on all the things I've done.
Favorite Tool: steep angled, low volume shovel.
Favorite Object: a stack of paintings, each facing the wall.
Favorite material: dirt
Favorite artist: Agnus Marten
Trajectory: Convert skills into assets and invest in long term self-sustainability.
Hometown: Corpus Christi, Texas
Education: Bachelors of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
With HATCH since: August 2013
Role at HATCH: designer, book keeper, draftsman
First memorable creation: notebooks full of unrealized inventions
Occupation outside of HATCH: artist
Favorite tool when stuck on a deserted isle: phone (satellite)
Favorite tool when stuck on a Tokyo skyscraper: phone (cell)
Favorite tool when stuck at the shop on a Sunday: book
Favorite object: good, cheap ballpoint pens
Trajectory: Though the scales and skills involved will change, I'd simply like to continue designing and making art.
Favorite thing about HATCH: Like Ann, I think the greatest thing about Hatch is the potential. Our flexibility, skill set, and shared values make Hatch a great place to work.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
With HATCH since: June 2013
Role at HATCH: secondary spiritual adviser, guard/greeter, stress reliever, receiver of excess affection
Occupation outside of HATCH: lake swimmer, food eater, ecstatic vehicle passenger
Favorite tool when stuck on a deserted isle: mouth
Favorite tool when stuck on a Tokyo skyscraper: mouth
Favorite tool when stuck at shop on a Sunday : humans
Favorite object: Andrew Danziger
Trajectory: Accept further affection, food