Updated: Derek and Duck and Dodo

Although Derek continues to make tables and other items out of wood, he seems to have found his niche in making one-of-a-kind lamps. He also loves the work. I tell him that they’re functional works of art and he says, aw, g’won. But they are. 

Our friend Sarah tipped us off to an antique and artisan market on Maitland St. here in London called Duck and Dodo. It is a perfect fit for us. Owner Tiffany has created an unfussy, open concept space for artsy types who make new things out of old stuff. Lisa’s Pieces fit in nicely.  

This is our display!

Oval sign reads Lisa's Pieces above our shelf-table stacked with lamps, trays, and other stuff.

Our first load of stuff includes a bunch of insulator and beer-tap lamps, a shelf/table Derek made from repurposed hardwood flooring taken out of a 19th century cottage here in Byron, and a few trays, a crate and other odds and ends we’ve made. We’ll see how it goes! It’s great to have someplace to send people to see our wares. 

lamp with brass base, Durham craft beer handle middle and telephone receiver on top with two bulbs, turned on

Oh, and why Duck and Dodo? TIffany explains that she took the name from a passage in the book, Alice in Wonderland. “…there were a Duck and a Dodo, a Lory and an Eaglet, and several other curious creatures. Alice led the way, and the whole party swam to the shore.” The Dodo came first, then the duck. Although they have similarities, they are very different creatures. The dodo and duck typify the vendors at Duck and Dodo; all different, working toward the same goal. 

(Many of Lisa’s Pieces can be viewed online on this website under Shop)

1 thought on “Updated: Derek and Duck and Dodo”

  1. This is wonderful. Using your creative talents to make the world a better – and quirkier – place. Who knew there were so many beer taps looking for good homes? Wow! Love it all.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *