Vermont’s Northern Stage Turns Kids into Arts Enthusiasts

The professional theater company is bringing performance into public schools, students into the spotlight and profit into the community

“When you bring children into this space and give them fully professional support, it’s life-changing for them in a way that you just can’t do without the support of a theater like this,” theater company Northern Stage’s Director of Education Eric Love says. Northern Stage—which is situated just off Main Street in White River Junction, Vermont—was conceptualized by Brooke Ciardelli in 1997, but a 2013 …

Studio Visit: Andrew Pearce Bowls

Five years after opening, they're now the world's largest producer of hand-turned wooden bowls

Just off Route 4 in Taftsville, Vermont, in the shadow of the state’s lush greenscape, Andrew Pearce converts rugged, earthy trees into ornate bowls and kitchen accessories. His father, Simon Pearce, owns a self-titled operation, too—a company that makes glassware, glass accessories and other home goods. Admittedly, Andrew learned a lot of what he knows now from his father, a goldmine of a mentor. “It …

‘Mine77’ is Jake Burton’s Most Personal Collection Yet

Part creative outlet, part R&D, the project is by him for people like him

In the 40 years since founding Burton, Jake Burton has taken snowboarding from a hobby amongst friends to a crazed culture and Olympic-level sport. As much as the brand is his, there are plenty of people involved in the process—largely because of its astonishing growth, but more recently  because Jake’s battles with cancer and a rare nervous disorder reduced his focus on the business for …