Muggles Market Spotlight: BarzWorks

Welcome to another Muggles Market Spotlight for 2018! Today, we are delighted to announce the return of BarzWorks to our third annual Muggles Market at this year’s Geek Gala. Joshua Steinke took a few minutes to answer some questions about his business and general geekery.

  • What items are you bringing to the Muggles Market this year? 
    BarzWorks is dedicated to producing some of the finest hand made wood and acrylic writing instruments, along with traditional shaving gear, bottle stoppers, bottle openers and other heirloom quality handmade goods.
  • What was one of your favorite things from the Muggles Market or Geek Gala last year?
    I really like the amazing setup and the great variety of vendors. The level of talent and craftsmanship is top notch.
  • What is something on your ‘bucket list’ you would like to do or try?
    I think I would enjoy learning how to play the guitar.
  • Who is someone that has been inspirational for you or mentored you in your craft?
    I am inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright along with other Art Deco movement artists.
  • So this year’s Geek Gala theme is “Gears and Ghouls”, and focuses on steampunk and day of the dead cosplay. If you could have one body part cybernetically enhanced or replaced, what would you choose, how would you want it changed, and why?
    I would choose multiple tool attachments for my hand to use in my woodshop, ala Snap-On from the movie Innerspace.
  • And make plans to come visit them on Saturday, November 3 at this year’s Geek Gala