What a simple and fun summer dress! By Sarah Katharine Green.
What is your craft / art / creative endeavor?
Natural materials, simplicity and practical (multi)usage of what I make. Not that I hate things that just exist but I feel that we are to much attached to things that serve only once and only to one, particular purpose. And once used they finish in garbage. I want my creations be usable for “this” and “that” and by “big” and “small”. And they are washable !!!
How did you get started? Have you worked in other creative areas before the kind of work you’re doing now?
I started with jewellery that is still my main craft activity. I also knit a lot – basically for kids. Than the idea of filling home with some colours and simple, funny things came. This is how I started Frigg Studio. I am really at the very beginning of the whole Frigg universe creation. My head is exploding with ideas but I am a little bit missing time to have everything done.
Do you work alone? With a team? Do you engage your family or friends in the work? What is your process? How do you ensure you get your work done yet still have a life?
I work alone and only alone. I ask my husband’s opinion when I finish.
Crafting is really fun for me. I create when I feel like. Nothing can be forced – it does not work for me. I put on sale almost items that are finished. That is why my shop is not that full …. But I prefer having fun creating something than working on order.
Where do you sell your work? Which venues are your favorites? Do you prefer selling online or in person? Do you attend shows or fairs? Is your work in a gallery or brick-and-mortar store?
I have also some clients among my family friends – they especially love the aprons :-)
Thank you Anna! And if you would like to appear in this space next, just head over to DIY Interview.
I featured this artist last year but I’m fascinated by the latest designs.
Larry Watson: My work has a very unique twist. I put the fun and funky in functional! Although obviously influenced by my natural surroundings and various travels abroad, my pottery has a strong human/spiritual metaphor to it. I feel that the things that happen to us, good and bad, are what develop character and spiritual strength. And so it is with my pottery, and the distortions I carve into the pristine forms become the most interesting character.
What’s better than an aimless trip to the hardware store, finding all the weird and beautiful hardware? This is.
Simply Wearable Repurposed Hardware by Additions.
I am a jewelry artist who works with sterling silver, and a mother of a teenage daughter who loves jewelry. I decided to create a collection that she and her friends can afford and still wear designer jewelry that shows off their personal style.
Working with my daughter we started our collection which we named ADDITIONS. The jewelry is designed for the person who loves to wear silver jewelry but can’t afford the cost. All of our pieces are made from things found in the hardware store, and I try to figure out new ways to take these items and create fun and funky jewelry for under $25.
Check out these great wristlets I discovered in the Try Handmade Gallery!
Eye Candy by Christi: I started sewing 5 years ago when my Mammaw gave me her old sewing machine. The first thing I made was a simple square handbag, and my family was amazed! Now I will admit, your family will embellish the truth abit, but since then I have greatly improved my techniques and designs. I have also ventured into a few other mediums since, including paint and resin. I strive to make fun, stylish, and unique accessories that are also durable.