Over the next couple of months, I thought it would be fun to take some of the #marchmeetthemaker prompts and expand on them here!
How I started
Going into college I knew I wanted art to be a part of my career, and I knew I wanted to eventually work for myself. 6 years and 7 major switches later, I graduated with a BS in studio art, concentration in ceramics and a minor in Art History. Graphic design, media studies, art education, and metalwork are a few of the majors I've tried/considered. It’s been a windy twisty road since graduation, but I wouldn’t change a thing!
I officially started my business after finishing a post baccalaureate program in 2016, right when I joined the Nutmeg Collective. I've done a handful of shows before that, but 2016 is when I took this seriously. I was working in a friend's garage, trying every fair and market that came my way, and reaching out to any maker/artist community I could find. The best thing I've learned in this stage of my super tiny business is that community is everything. It's basically how I learned to business.
Artist and maker discussing art and making. Peeks into my studio life, professional tips I stumble upon, and discussions about contemporary art and craft.