Business Source July - August 2018 - Page 29

“If I would have hired an Amish carpenter, it probably would be better than it is now, but the fact that I hammered every nail and dragged every pixel across the screen ... that is pretty remarkable.” Jeffersonville’s budding arts and cul- tural district. Currently dominated by Silica ceramic studio and Maker13, the city plans for the newly-crowned art center of Jeffersonville to include a studio hub and retail space for art- ists and community members, as well as an amphitheater. The Rileys have additional plans for Maker13, too. Along with being a space for entrepreneurs, John wants to attract more people to the business who might want to take a job in the manufacturing world — a move that he thinks would help members score higher paying jobs while providing more workers to local companies desperate for them. Maker13 offers scholarships to younger members if they’re interested, but so far, John hasn’t had many takers. The maker- space is mostly filled with hobbyists and business owners. The underlying goal of Maker13 is to not just inspire locals to create, but to enable them to do so, John said. Just like how the makerspace helped Brown. The photographer is now “95 per- cent” done with his van project. He revels in the fact that he made that happen for himself. “If I would have hired an Amish carpenter, it probably would be better than it is now, but the fact that I ham- mered every nail and dragged every pixel across the screen and pushed every button,” he said, “the fact that I did that is pretty remarkable.” Photo Provided by Patrick Cavan Brown Patrick Brown's mobile home and photography studio features custom built cabinetry that fits the curves of the van. July / August 2018 29