I’m inspired by people’s moods, whether they feel silly, sad, happy, or angry. I look for our unique flaws and idiosyncrises that make us special and different from everyone else.
I play the oboe.
What got you started crafting?
I developed this series of characters by drawing them in my notebooks during art history lecture when I was in art school at the Rhode Island School of Design. It seemed natural to make these characters in 3D to bring them to life!
What is your source of inspiration?
I'm inspired by people's moods, whether they feel silly, sad, happy, or angry. I look for our unique flaws and idiosyncrises that make us special and different from everyone else.
What have you made recently?
Recently I created a plush duck named Mayonnaise, made out of felt and fleece. I like Mayonnaise because his design was actually a happy accident: I was sewing on his beak and I accidentally ended up sewing it on crooked. When I looked at him and put on his eyes I liked the way his crooked beak looked because it made him different from other ducks and was something a little bit unexpected.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
In a world where so much of what we encounter is manufactured, the handmade is becoming more precious and special all the time. There's character and love built into a handmade object, which a manufactured one will never have.