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ezme designs, not your grandmother's ceramics

Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your business. I have been working in ceramics for over twelve years and got a second Bachelor’s degree in Ceramics from CCA(c) with a focus in sculpture. In 2007, I was laid off from one of my four jobs (hahaha!) at the time and decided to start making functional ceramic pieces. My first “real” show was in May 2007 at the San Francisco Bazaar at the Maker’s Faire! I am very happy to be participating again as it is my favorite show of the year — so much creativity, passion and ingenuity out there. I come from a family of electricians and always wished I had gotten that gene…

How did you first get involved with crafting? My Mom was a painter and sculptor and also a children’s Librarian. She also sewed me some pretty bitchin’ seventies attire!

What are your favorite materials to work with? Do you have a favorite color palette? Clay although I have dabbled in pretty much all of the arts and crafts! I love retro colors like baby blue, pink, yellow and chocolate brown.

What are your inspirations in your art and in life? I love asian art and a simplicity in form, shapes and colors. I am madly drawn to circles. I love nature but mainly in its abstraction and I adore my Grandma’s curio cabinet. I like handmade work with wobbly edges and fingerprints. I am not interested in perfection or slick factory reproductions. I love the ocean, science fiction and plants.

What is your favorite song or album to listen to while working? I wish I had KALX on my iPod. I listen to a lot of songs purchased on iTunes that I originally heard from KALX but then my car stereo got stolen again so now I daydream to a dangerous degree. So, at the studio it is these purchased songs like LCD Soundsystem or The Long Blondes or its music from the early 90s that I never got enough of like The Pharcyde, Swirlies, Unrest and Tsunami.

Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them? I could never name names because I am utterly gobsmacked every time I visit Etsy or do a show. There is so much out there that is amazing.

Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business? I just got back from a trip to Turkey and Greece and was very inspired by the colors, shapes, culture and history of this area. I am planning a new line of little plates inspired from my trip.

To shop and find out more about ezeme designs go to www.ezmedesigns.com

One Response

  1. Avatar Minnie says:

    i love her ceramics and have been meaning to buy something for so long. I’ll def be stopping by the ezme designs booth!

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