Sunday, July 29, 2007

Featured Artist of the Week

This week's featured artist works in Sterling Silver. Her work is beautiful!

Here is our interview with the artist:

Describe what you make?

I call myself a "maker of small things," for 2 (at least) reasons. One is, I put m.o.s.t. on my business cards. I figured one way to get letters after your name was to make it up. Another is, I like metal, I like stones, I like color and a variety of materials. This, for some odd reason has made me into a jeweler. Life is kinda weird that way, I guess. But most of the work is derived from sketches and doodles. Very object oriented.

What mediums do you enjoy working in most?

I carve wax and cast into silver or gold. I prefer gold but find the cost more stunning than the product. I would like to start carving other materials. I used to sculpt with plasticine and water based clay. This week I'm working on a piece with plasticine. I just like sculpting. Welding is the only thing I've found I don't care for much. Whether platinum or bronze... but it may be I haven't done enough.

How long have you been creating craft?

Forever. (I'm that old.) I have the jigsaw I used in grade school... my mother saved it for me. Didn't buy another until this past year.

How did you get started?

I haven't a clue. I know my mother allowed us kids to mess around with stuff, and gave us clay to shut us up. So she gets most of the blame. (Don't parents always do?)

Where does the name of your shop come from?

My name.

What would you most want people to know about your work?

My work is good quality handcrafted silver. Its a blast to make and fun to wear. (IMHO)

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

Life is way too short. Have fun. Do what you want. Make what interests you. Try everything. Enjoy. Oh. And marry rich.


Come take a look at this shop
and while you are at Etsy stop by and take a look at us!

1 comment:

Cathy said...

great feature - this artist has beautiful jewellery :)