Thursday, September 14, 2017

Featured Exhibitor: Grey Goose Bows


Cameron C-Weir uses his background in fine woodworking for a special niche; he creates beautiful bows and arrows. Grey Goose Bows are not only stunning works of art... they are functional, too. Cameron began crafting bows and arrows for a social club, but it quickly turned into a business after friends and family requested one of their own. We admire Cameron's enthusiasm for his craft, and his work is truly one-of-a-kind.
Who are you and what do you do?

My Name is Cameron C-Weir, and I am a Bowyer and Fletcher (I make Bows and Arrows)

What’s the latest thing you’ve been working on?

I’ve been working on my own twist on Horse bows. it’s a prototype that I call the Koramturk. It’s a hybrid between a Korean and Turkish recurve bow. The Big difference I use bamboo for the belly as opposed to Horn.

Will you be featuring any special holiday items?

I make little longbows that shoot kabab skewers I call them the Longbow Nano. They’re quite cute and great stocking stuffers. You can use them in a game called table top archery.

Why did you start working in this particular craft?

I needed a bow for a club I was in called the Society for Creative Anachronism and enough of my friends saw them, wanted one themselves and now I’m here. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset and generations of artistic skill/genetics in my family. I’m an 8th generation woodworker.

What do you think sets your designs apart from others?

Well, handmade bows or objects of any sort have a unique style to the maker, though sometimes those features are more apparent or deliberate than others. In my case, the prominent feature of my bows Is no straight lines and more importantly no hard edges. It is a deliberate design trait in my bows.
What motivates you to create?

I enjoy making living wood. I think it is one way to honor the tree(s) that comes from. Also seeing the giggles and faces of folks who get the bows for themselves or loved ones.

What are some tips or suggestions you’d like to offer to fellow makers?

Well, there is always a lot, especially for folks just starting out. So, I guess one of the big ones is learning how to network, i.e. find other makers/artists or occupations that can help you run your business and bring in clientele. This process sounds way easier than it is, but once you get a critical mass of connections and a reputation as dependable it becomes a lot easier.
Check out more of Cameron's work online, and be sure to stop by his booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 3-5, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!


Posted by Admin at 11:10 AM  ⁙  1 COMMENTS

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Joshua   ⁙  Friday February 01, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

Hi I am a person looking to purchase a bow and I am wondering what your price range is for your bows.