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Andra Bogdan Art

Rikki Teeters

Andra Bogdan is a talented artist from Columbus, Ohio. She brings nature into her work to connect humans to the outdoors. We love her naturally inspired pieces. Meet Andra Bogdan Art at our 2018 Autumn Maker Mart at 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 7, 2018!

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Tell us about your local business.

Andra Bogdan Art is an ongoing collection of fun and captivating botanical & wildlife artwork created with love in Columbus, Ohio. I’d like for people to view my illustrations and paintings as gentle reminders that nature deserves to be observed and appreciated for what it is, the most powerful source of positive energy available on our planet. Nature is infinitely beautiful in its entirety, but even more awe-inspiring are the minuscule details and patterns that exist within. As often as we disassociate from the wonders of the outdoors by locking into our daily technologically driven routines, it is crucial to re-connect with the flora and fauna that sustain us. My artwork is a simple nod of gratitude towards nature and perhaps a small window of environmental delight on a kind stranger’s living room wall.

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What drew you to your craft?

I’ve drawn and painted an array of subject matters over the years, but nothing has inspired me more than the anatomy of leaves. From there, I branched out (☺) to illustrating more diverse plants and animals, often depicting them in a bold stylized manner as if to say “hey, we are important!”. We are stuck in an ongoing battle with climate change and large-scale disasters that have permanently scarred our Earth, so what better time than now to raise awareness and help protect our communal home?

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What is your favorite thing you have ever made?

I think that my craft naturally becomes better with time and practice, so every new project seems to be a favorite. So far, I most enjoyed working on a commissioned triptych of lush Mostera Deliciosa leaves and palm fronds for two clients who had recently purchased a condo. The process of creating a tropical oasis in their brand new living room was particularly enjoyable and refreshing.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

For a very short while during my childhood I was stuck between wanting to be an astronaut and a fashion designer (space haute couture, anyone?). I chose the latter and eventually strutted through the fashion design program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, graduating with a Bachelor Degree. My day job consists of overseeing the technical production of garments for a major clothing retailer, so I think that I’ve achieved a version of the goal that my 3-year old heart set out to accomplish. However, I choose to continue pursuing fine art for being such a therapeutic and steadfast medium of conveying a story.

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What is your creative process?

My process begins with a clutter of ideas and often ends with a clutter of unfinished pieces. I think where the process gets exciting is when I stick to a subject and relentlessly see it through its completion stage. It might look something like this: find a pretty leaf, study its colors and patterns, try to replicate its beauty, then fail. So I start again and instead of mimicking exactly what nature has to offer, render my own version that includes wacky hypnotic line-work that is color blocked with super pigmented watercolors. We’ve got something going here. I may choose to build a scene by adding other features, or I may allow my subject to take center stage on a blank background. Art school teaches you to never leave a subject floating in space, but a focal point is a focal point. This process could take days, weeks, or even months depending on my level of motivation, which is why I have to have multiple projects going at once to keep me inspired.

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What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Build demand before building inventory; don’t be hasty when it comes to reproducing artwork for the sake of having large quantities on hand. Figuring out just exactly how much product to have ready for shows has been a tricky balancing act, but I’m realizing that people are less likely to purchase art on the spot and more likely to order later or request custom pieces. Just because I’m proud of a piece that I created and think that it’s the most wonderful thing in the world, doesn’t mean that it is automatically suited for somebody else’s personal space. At the end of the day, if you’re going to turn your passion into a business, you need to give the people what they want.

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Why is it important to support local artists & makers?

For one thing, it builds a strong sense of community and helps people connect on so many creative levels. It’s nice to get to know people who can paint, make, sew, or build you something from scratch within your home city or state. On the other hand, if people didn’t support local artists and makers, then we wouldn’t have such a consistent roster of craft fairs and shows. These events are entertaining at the least and educational at most. I think that it is very important to emphasize creativity within a community as much as we emphasize academics and sports. Art can play a major role in stimulating our minds and helping us view the world with eyes wide open. Art has the power to teach about history, cultures, religion, people, nature, geography, and human emotion to name just a few.

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Why do you love doing what you do?

I love seeing people’s reactions to my work. It brings me joy to see someone smile or think about a story that I’ve created. Art helps me start conversations and find something in common with people that I do not know. Furthermore, drawing and painting has always been sort of an inexpensive form of therapy for me. The soothing process of creating pulls me from my everyday busy routine into a world where anything is possible.

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What advice do you have for other people who want to start their own businesses?

First and foremost, I would remind people to be flexible and resilient. Owning a business can be overwhelming and stressful at times, but it is also incredibly empowering, thrilling, and rewarding at the end of the day. Then, proceed to accept all the help that you can get- as much as you might want to convince yourself that you’re good at everything, there are infinite opportunities to learn. Use your resources, network, gather feedback and opinions, and keep an open mind. A business should be fluid and ever changing, because people and their demands are also constantly changing.

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What is your favorite thing about exploring Ohio?

Aside from having such varied geography, Ohio is host to exquisite biodiversity. The best part is all of it being extremely accessible; I can quite literally explore any part of Ohio on any given day with a few hours to spare. It is also home to so many positive and forward-thinking people that have collectively made Ohio one of the most progressive, creative, and welcoming states that I have personally experienced.

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sarahthehout: creative endeavors

Rikki Teeters

Sarah DeAngulo Hout is an artist in Columbus, Ohio. She creates illustrations, art and large scale murals through her small business "sarahthehout: creative endeavors". We interviewed Sarah to learn more about her background and her craft. Meet sarahthehout: creative endeavors at our Summer Maker Mart on June 3, 2018! 

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Tell us about your local business.

I am Sarah DeAngulo Hout and my freelance biz is “sarahthehout: creative endeavors.” My main gig is mural painting and random commission work, but sometimes I create smaller works so that I can indulge in an artist market here and there. I also have a side hustle I started a year ago called BrightEyes Prints & Fundraising. I grew up in the village of West Milton, Ohio, but I have called Columbus, Ohio home now for about 14 years. My overall mission is to create artwork that bears divine weight – images that move the heart, but engage the mind as well.

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What drew you to your craft?

Creating has always been natural and exhilarating for me. However, if it weren’t for my high school art teacher, Mrs. Tryon, I don’t think I would have ever decided to focus on art as my career. She encouraged me to pursue a degree at the Columbus College of Art & Design… And giving in to her loving prod was honestly one of the best decisions of my life. While at CCAD, I chose to make Illustration my focus – I loved the diversity of each assignment, and that is why I love what I do now. Though I rarely create classically termed “illustration” work these days, each job is totally different than the last… Each gig has unique challenges and subject matter, and I find that fantastically fulfilling.

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What is your favorite thing you have ever made?

Oh man, that’s a tough one! I pour my heart into every mural and work of art that I create, and even though there are pieces that I created 10 years ago that I desperately want to alter because I’ve grown leaps and bounds since then, I still have such a deep affection for those older works. Each painting is one of my children, haha… They’re all my favorites. ;)

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

If you asked me when I was 9, I would have said a “teacher.” But that’s because I didn’t know I could actually be an artist! In my small town, the only artists I knew growing up were the lady who did rad outdoor senior photos and the crazy guy who created giraffe sculptures with a chainsaw out of wood. I never knew I that being an artist was actually a career option!

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What is your creative process?

Since I create a lot of custom commission work, I often go to the space where the piece is going to be viewed. Then I ask about the overall vision of the client (if any) and feel it out. I ask myself questions like, “What colors will accent the work’s future home and make it sing? What ideas can I communicate visually that bridge the gap between the artwork and the space?) I marinate in all of the elements, and I do my best to not rush the inspiration process. I try to push past my initial ideas, because you never know what juicy ones are laying a little deeper, waiting to be unearthed.

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What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Take more risks. Don’t be afraid to look like a fool. Get to know the artists who are shaking up the city, and put yourself in positions where you can chat with the affluent business owners and make more connections. Stop worrying about how you’re going to pay the bills, and just keep moving forward. Don’t let a seeming lack of resources make you stagnant – they will come as long as you put one foot in front of the other.

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Why is it important to support local artists & makers?

Why wouldn’t you?! Why buy commercial when you have the option to buy local? Invest in your community. Artist and makers are front line pioneers who work hard to create unique, personal works, pushing the envelope and saying no to fear. They’re the right kind of risk takers and they represent the character of the community.

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What advice do you have for other people who want to start their own businesses?

Just go for it. Don’t despise small beginnings, and just start taking those baby steps. Stop making excuses and waiting for the right moment. Doors of opportunity don’t usually open unless you’re moving forward.

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What is your favorite thing about exploring Ohio?

Surprises are one of my ultimate love languages, and I’m constantly amazed & surprised at how beautiful our state is! I love that we have so many different types of landscapes… from wide open fields that roll for miles, to gorgeous wooded trails, lazy lakes and sprawling northern coast lines… what’s not to love!?

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Midwest Mermaid

Rikki Teeters

Midwest Mermaid is a small business in Columbus. Owner, Angela Stiftar, creates prints by hand in her Ohio-based studio. We love the whimsical nature of her designs. We interviewed Angela to learn more about her background and her creative process. Meet Midwest Mermiad on June 3 at our Summer Maker Mart!

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Tell us about your Ohio-made business.

I am Angela Stiftar, the founder of Midwest Mermaid. From a young age I have been infatuated with all things creative: drawing, painting, poetry, theatre, dance, photography, you name it. I believe inspiration is everywhere and world travel is my favorite source. My whimsical love of mermaids symbolizes beauty, courage, adventure, and folklore. The midwest to me signifies friendliness and family, plus it is where I proudly call home. Mix these values together, and there you have it – Midwest Mermaid was born!

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What drew you to your craft?

Drawing and painting have always been a hobby, but unfortunately one that was constantly pushed aside due to long hours in agency life. Once I started freelancing, I finally had the creative energy to pursue my fine art again, and my newfound love of print making emerged. The therapeutic process of carving the blocks is my favorite part; not having an easy ⌘Z (undo button) forces me to slow down and enjoy the creativity.

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What is your favorite thing you have ever made?

My favorite piece I have carved to date is my “SAVE THE BEES” print! Making things that look pretty AND serve a purpose that you are passionate about always hold a special place in your heart. Fifty percent of each sale is donated to the Center for Honeybee Research in Asheville NC, who offers education programs for the general public/beekeepers & conduct research on how to save this ever so important creature.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

Well, it changed a lot but the most consistent dream was to be an architect. Architecture is still a love of mine, especially historical buildings.

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What is your creative process?

My creative process includes more steps than I would like to admit. I’ve always been a planner but I wish I could be more spontaneous so I could spend more time carving and less time doing everything else. But for now, once I come up with an idea, my process is: research, finding inspiration images, sketching, scanning, computer tweaking, printing, transferring, then FINALLY carving.

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What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago? Ten years ago?

Woah. I was a freshman in College stressing INSANELY about getting an A in my color theory class + about 15 other credit hours. I would say ENJOY the process, ENJOY the learning, ENJOY the art & stop worrying about ONLY the final product.

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Why is it important to support local artists & makers?

In an era where ANYTHING is available on Amazon, it is important to remember that there is a person behind every product. But with local artists & makers, you know that person! You see their face! You see them doing what they love and loving to share it with you! Supporting local helps your neighbors, your community, and LITERALLY brings a smile to someone’s face when you purchase their product.

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Why do you love doing what you do?

I primarily carve for the process, for myself! My brain moves a million miles a minute but while carving I have to focus on one thing (otherwise I will lose a finger) and I think it is as close as I will ever be to meditating.

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What advice do you have for other people who want to start their own businesses?

Stick to it! If you do what you love, (and don’t mess up things during tax season) you will be a success!

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What is your favorite thing about exploring Ohio?

I love finding things equally as cool or cooler in Ohio as other states & countries I have visited! I beam like a proud mama when I find something AWESOME and get to tell people about it because “Ohio Rules” and everyone should know that!

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Jennifer L Worden Arts

Rikki Teeters

Jennifer L Worden creates art from recycled glass in Akron, Ohio. We love the way she creates beautiful pieces from what others might waste. We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer L Worden Arts as a vendor for our 2017 Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart on December 3rd!

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Tell us about your local business.

My business is Jennifer L Worden Arts of Akron, OH. I use post-consumer glassware in the creation of my art. Conferring a new, unexpected life to bottles, jars, windows and discarded dishware is the inspiration that makes this work possible. I melt, fuse and reshape glass, and employ other upcycled materials wherever possible, to create utterly unique pieces designed to please the eye, engage the mind and encourage a sustainable perspective.

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What drew you to your craft?

I've been drawn to the different colors and shine of glass since my late teens. I started by making stained glass mosaics and turned to torch work and kiln firing when I wanted to create dimensional shapes out of the glass. I began by using commercial glass but felt I couldn't take creative risks due to its expense. When I discovered that I could use discarded glass to create beautiful pieces I found my niche.

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What is your favorite thing you have ever made?

It would have to be the first piece I had in a gallery show. The sculpture was abstract but inspired by staghorn fern. Seeing the piece hanging on the gallery wall gave me the confidence to realize that I was on the right path and to continue to explore my art.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

When I was very young I wanted to be a florist when I grew up.

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What is your creative process?

For the most part, I don't sit down and decide I need to come up with a new design. I'm inspired by moss, ferns, fungus, and other botanicals and ideas will come to me while studying them. I strive to put a whimsical twist on their shapes and structures. Not all of my ideas translate to the glass but I enjoy the process of experimentation. Sometimes I love a piece from the moment it comes out of the kiln while others I have to live with for awhile and usually end up making a few tweaks to before I consider it a success.

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What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Trust your gut, ignore that little voice of self-doubt, don't be afraid to ask for help or advice, and realize that you will have failures just make sure you learn from them.

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Why is it important to support local artists & makers?

When you purchase something from a local artist or maker you are helping that person support themselves or their family while they pursue their dream.

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Why do you love doing what you do?

I am driven to create and am truly grateful that this is my job. The flexibility to be able to work more on creative days and less on days when I'm just not feeling it is wonderful. I usually work every day, but wouldn't dream of trading it for a 9-5 day job.

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What advice do you have for other women who want to start their own businesses?

For me, it has been very important to become friends with other women who are business owners and creatives. Being able to talk to someone who has had been in your shoes in invaluable. I think it takes a community to make your business a success. Many opportunities come about by word of mouth so it is indispensable to have a good group of business people/creatives/makers around you.

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What is your favorite thing about Exploring Ohio?

Ohio is truly great. Whether you want to spend some time in nature, enjoy arts, music, theater, dance or sports there are many options throughout the state. The favorite activity of my family has been trail hikes and visiting some of the cool caves and caverns we have in Ohio.

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Meet Jennifer L Worden Arts at our Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart!

Sarah Harste Weavings

Rikki Teeters

Sarah Harste Weavings is one of the extremely talented Ohio artists that will be at our Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart on December 3rd! We were fortunate to interview this local Maker to learn more about her background, her craft, and her amazing weaving skills!

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Tell us about your small business.

My business is called Sarah Harste Weavings and it's located in Columbus, OH. I started it about two years ago and transitioned into running it fuIl-time about six months ago. I create woven wall hangings and macrame pieces for modern homes, and I also travel around the Midwest teaching intro-level weaving and macrame workshops. My weavings are very colorful and full of texture and thoughtful details; my macrame pieces are more simple, modern pieces. I also make weaving frame looms and tools that I offer in my workshops and my online shop.

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What drew you to your craft?

I just had a gut reaction that I needed to learn how to weave. I started seeing weavings cropping up online about three years ago and knew immediately that I just had to learn. I purchased a loom online and spent this amazing, snowy day in February just sitting in my bed trying to figure it out. It was before weaving had exploded (like it has now!) so I couldn't find a lot of resources online to walk me through it, but I was able to find a blog post on a DIY blog of someone who had tried weaving out. Mostly I just ended up learning through a lot of trial and error. I like to joke with my students that I made about 50 terrible "first" weavings so that their first weaving could turn out beautiful!

Needless to say, as soon as I tried it, I was hooked. Weaving is very therapeutic and soothing -- it's a slow craft and usually takes several hours to complete a piece. But time seems to slip away every time I weave and that's what I love about it.

In terms of macrame, I just learned at the beginning of this year -- and had a very similar reaction: I was hooked immediately! I usually tell people that weaving is my first love and macrame is my steamy affair on the side!

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What is your favorite thing you have ever made?

Definitely "Creature" -- a large weaving that I made for an art show this past spring. It's my favorite because as much as I love the finished product, I loved how I felt when I was making it. It took two days to create working around the clock, but it felt almost effortless. It was like the weaving was just flowing out of me the entire time. Elizabeth Gilbert talks about in "Big Magic" how the Romans believed that artists and creators "had a genius" that worked through them -- this external kind of artistic god that guided your creations. That's how I felt when I was creating "Creature" -- like someone else was working through me and I just had to keep moving my hands and weaving higher.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a writer. I was convinced I could be one of the next great novelists. I had several teachers in high school who encouraged me to pursue writing, and I spent all four years at college convinced that was what I wanted to do. I still haven't completely given up on that dream, but after I graduated, I decided I needed to take a break from writing for a lot of reasons -- the most important being that my identity was too seeped into my work.

Learning to weave actually ended up being a way to relearn how to explore my creativity in a healthier way. Because I knew that how tied I became to my writing in the past, I took a lot of precautions as I stepped into fiber art. I was very intentional to see my work as a product of my creativity, but not an extension of me. I think that's something that all artists struggle with -- certainly I still do! -- and it was kind of a fun experiment to learn to "do it all over again" with a new medium.

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What is your creative process?

I'm actually not a very visual person, but I'm super inspired by color. So normally my process begins with gathering different colors and fibers that make sense together -- and hopefully are a little bit different and exciting together! I really like creating unusual color combinations in which I put colors together that you wouldn't normally think of going together, but actually complement each other really well.

The thing about color is that a lot of times people are a little scared of it -- they want things to match or they don't want pieces that speak too loudly. But I think when we can let go of that fear, we can have so much fun with color and let it inspire us! There are so many colors that are really moving to me, and I love getting to play with them in experimental ways in my pieces.

Once I select the color palette, weaving is a very organic process for me. Again, I'm not a visual person so I never sketch weavings ahead of time or even really imagine them in my mind. I just begin and see where the piece takes me. Sometimes that leads to a lot of having to take the weaving apart in certain areas and re-weave, but it really just allows me to focus in and see where the piece is leading me.

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What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

Stop being so hard on yourself. You've got time to figure things out and your life is going to change in so many unexpected ways. Stay open to the possibilities and stay committed to learning everything you can about yourself and what you want.

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Why is it important to support local artists & makers?
It's so immensely important! It's really only in the past year or so that I've realized how much power we have to affect change and affect the world we live in with our wallets. When you purchase a piece of art or locally-made product, you're saying that you want to live in a world where people can support themselves with their art. That's so unbelievably powerful.

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Why do you love doing what you do?
Because, even though it's really hard to work for yourself, it's so unbelievably rewarding. Everything is a result of the work that I put in, and I can steer my business in whatever direction I wish to. It's not always awesome for everything to fall on my shoulders (especially when I'm stressed and finishing work the night before an event!), but it means that I get the credit when I succeed.

Also, I get to meet and teach so many amazing people. I'm so inspired by their stories and I love that I get to witness these little slivers of their life where they engage in a creative moment. Helping people explore their creativity -- it's just the best. Teaching will always be a part of my business because it's so meaningful to me, these connections I get with my students.


What advice do you have for other women who want to start their own businesses?

Only you can create what you create. Don't worry about how saturated the market is, if there's already an established person doing the same thing as you're wanting to do in your area, or that you're "just a beginner." Everyone goes through the beginning stages, and you know more than you think you know.

Take yourself seriously and believe in yourself. Again, only you can do what you can do. And the way that you make something or say something or present something -- that may just be the way that connects with a person/potential customer that no one else was able to do.

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What is your favorite thing about Exploring Ohio?

My favorite thing is that I'm not from Ohio so everything feels like an exploration! I moved to Columbus four years ago and it's really cool knowing that this is the place I've chosen to be. I love that each major city in Ohio seems to have it's own personality -- I'm always super inspired when visiting new cities, and I've loved exploring Cincinnati, Cleveland, Toledo and Dayton and soaking up what they have to offer.

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Meet Sarah Harste Weavings on December 3rd, 2017 at our Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart!

 

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Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art

Rikki Teeters

Ohio artist, Linnea Campbell, creates her own functional ceramic art from scratch. We love her unique style and integration of natural design elements such as insects and plants. We went behind the scenes with the owner in her Cincinnati studio. Linnea Campbell is one of one-hundred talented Ohioans that we will be featuring at our 2017 Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart!

Tell us about your company.

I am the designer and creator of Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art. My work consists of one of a kind ceramic wares, using wheel throwing and hand building methods that I embellish with my illustrations of forest creatures: from microbes in the soil to insects and small mammals. Through my drawings, I want to celebrate and bring attention to these tiny creatures and the large impact they have on our world, creating pieces that provide a functional, yet whimsical, impact on people’s everyday lives. I work primarily out of my home studio on the east side of Cincinnati. I have been working part time at Queen City Clay in Hyde Park for the past 4 years and that is where I do the glaze firings of my work.

What drew you to your career path?

Since I can remember, I have loved making things with my hands as well as drawing and painting. I went to DAAP for Fine Arts focusing on 2D art but I felt I had hit a wall with the mediums I was using. After taking an intro to wheel class at Queen City Clay during my sophomore year, I fell in love with ceramics. When I started putting my images onto the pieces I was throwing, that was it. I h

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I have always wanted to be an artist and maker of some sort. Since I could hold a crayon I have been drawing and that passion has continued to grow in such a way that I want to spend my time making objects that are both beautiful and functional.

What is your creative process? 

My process is to have lots of projects going at once. As I am waiting for one batch to dry, I can be working on a different batch of products. I enjoy bouncing back and forth between throwing and hand building throughout the day. The illustrations are also a major part of my work and I like to add a new group of images every so often. I usually take a week off of clay making and really focus in on the new drawings. I then get a silk screen burned with my new images and add that into rotation with my previous images. Once I have the silkscreen, I print with underglaze onto rice paper, which I then transfer onto my unfired pot.

What advice would you give yourself 10 years ago?

To not worry so much about my future, working hard at your passion will ultimately pay off and is so rewarding in a number of ways.

What has been your favorite thing about your journey so far?

I love the connection between my work and the natural world that inspires it. As I continue to hone my craft, I am impressed with simplicity of combining organic shapes and forms with detailed images of nature to make inspiring pieces that people enjoy using in both functional and spiritual ways. I feel like I am only at the beginning of this journey and look forward to the many unexpected paths where it will lead.

What has been the biggest reward of starting your own business?

Making connections with people that are just as passionate about handmade ceramics and the tiny creatures that I illustrate on them has been amazing! It has been so rewarding to create the things that I conjure up from my mind and then to find the people that will love using them.

What advice do you have for other women who want to start their own businesses?

I have had a number of female mentors in the maker community, which have been essential to me for advice and encouragement. In general, meeting other local makers and supporters of the arts has been so beneficial in expanding and growing my business.

What is your favorite thing about Exploring Ohio?

Ohio is really a beautiful state, with Lake Erie and the Ohio River on either side. I love kayaking on the Little Miami River, as well as hiking at State Parks. Cincinnati also has so many beautiful parks, most weekends I try to make it to a park for a hike with my puppy, Rufus.

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Meet Linnea Campbell Ceramic Art on December 3rd, 2017 at our Ohio Explored Holiday Maker Mart!