“I love to see how other cultures use adornment and art. I try to bring some of that to my work.”
“Making things is something I’ve always done, and feel driven to do in my soul.”
Tell us about a challenge you’ve had to overcome and how it affects/has affected your work.
I think most solo entrepreneurs struggle with something at one point or another. My biggest struggle is having enough time to run my business and enough time for myself. I notice when I start to neglect myself the business inevitably suffers. Balance is something that feels elusive sometimes, and I can’t say I’ve overcome it, but I try!
Walk us through your production/design process.
I have a very eclectic collection, so production and design varies quite a bit. One day I might be carving wax for casting, and the next at the bench sawing, filing and sanding metal, and another day just doing straight-up assembly work. I’m frequently struck by combinations of things I see randomly on my (messy!) work table, and use those as jumping off points for new pieces. Lately I’ve been working with geometric shapes and love seeing how those shapes can be manipulated on the bench.
Who do you look up to?
My mom. She’s super creative and has always been a huge support for me!