Piecework is a puzzle company dedicated to quality time in the great indoors.
The name Piecework is a nod to the importance of the process — it’s about fitting something together by hand, working it through, piece by piece — instead of the outcome. Whether working alone or at a gathering of friends, we see puzzles as a means to slow down, connect, and live in the present.
We discovered our love of puzzles by accident. Over the past ten years we have prioritized working over living, going to the party when we really wanted to stay home, hosting a dinner party for ten when we wanted to cook a stew for two. Feeling burned out in 2016, we booked a rental cabin for a quick escape. But, when we arrived, we found ourselves rained in for the entire long weekend. With no phone service and nothing to do, we turned to a closet of dusty puzzles only to find they offered the rest and relaxation we had been looking for in the first place.
Piecework is an antidote to an obsessive work culture and an addiction to screens. We hope to be a signal to not only take care of yourself, but to love yourself and enjoy each day in all the ways that make you feel good.
We set out to make puzzles that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to compose. We hope you’ll join us and see just how much pleasure can be found in a good puzzle!