Forked Up Art
Founder Judson Jennings started Forked Up Art because he couldn't find a job in college during the 2010 Recession. "When the economy went down, all of the full time welders came back into part-time positions, and all open welding positions disappeared". While living with his In-Laws, Judson took a bag of flatware that his mother-in-law was throwing out and created his first figurine. "All my friends thought it was cool so I started making more, and they started selling". Judson welded his pieces in the household workshop and bent/shipped them in the basement kitchen. On March 4th of 2010, various bloggers picked up on the "iPhone Holder" piece and took it all the way to CNET.com. This blew away all other sales statistics, and the newly formed "Forked Up Art" was amazed at the sales potential it had.