His story begins around the table with a family where food and ideas, aesthetics and functional design, were served daily. Creativity and innovation run deep in the Pearce family. Three generations found their inspiration in raw materials: Andrew’s grandfather, Philip, worked with clay, Andrew’s father, Simon, works in glass. For Andrew, the raw ingredient is wood.
Andrew was raised in a creative environment that is an important part of the Pearce family tradition. He was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passions. After working alongside his father in the glass business for ten years, Andrew decided on a new path: “I wanted to do my own thing, I needed to make something with my hands, and I liked building machines. I wanted to try something that hadn’t been done before, and I knew I wanted to live in Vermont.”