Dream Jobs: Reclaimed Wood Craftsman

Keeping sustainability in mind, Charles Thomas takes old furniture pieces and transforms them into new, unique designs.

Dream Jobs: Reclaimed Wood Craftsman
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For 30 years, Charles Thomas worked as an engineer for the city of Washington, D.C., before taking after his grandparents and starting to work with his hands at Decorative DeZign Interiors.

Thomas shows Newsy's Chance Seales around his dream job.

Hands working clay

Dream Jobs: Potter

Want to do more than sit at a computer all day? Marina Temkin did and is now an artist who designs functional ceramics.

Conservator rubbing a painting with a swab

Dream Jobs: Conservator

Paintings survive for generations thanks to Amber Kerr's work.