Artist Interviews-Where are you going? Where have you been? How did you get there?

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Artist Interviews-Where are you going? Where have you been? How did you get there?

About this blog--As a recent graduate and currently in a one-year residency the question of what’s next and how to get there is always on my mind. For this blog I will be interviewing artists who have taken varying paths and pursued different careers in or out of the arts to see what they are doing now and the steps they took to get there.

 

Special Note--I want this to be a way to share how we are all trying to figure out the paths to what’s next and where to go, not answers or things to do, but a look into how others are making it and what has helped along the way. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for questions to ask or artists to interview. 

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Thank you

Started by Melissa Walter Apr 8, 2013. 0 Replies

I have just posted the final artist interview for the blog- Artist Interviews-Where are you going? Where have you been? How did you get there? and just want to thank crafthaus for giving me the opportunity to have a blog featured on the site. Thank you to the artists who took the time to answer questions and share their insight and experiences and thank you to everyone who took the time to read their stories.

Interview #11 - Erin Daily (FINAL INTERVIEW)

Started by Melissa Walter Apr 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Erin S. Daily is a metalsmith who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Erin holds an BFA from the University of Kansas and a MFA from SUNY New Paltz.  She has extensive teaching experience, as well as experience as a bench jeweler, free-lance work, and working for a gemstone dealer. Erin is most recently spending her time as owner and educator at Brooklyn Metal Works- a metal arts studio that offers studio rental space, classes, lectures, and has a gallery to promote artists- that she recently…Continue

Interview #10 - Brian Weissman

Started by Melissa Walter Feb 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Brian Weissman is a metalsmith, educator, and technician for the Fashion Institute of Technology Jewelry Design department living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Brian holds an MFA from SUNY New Paltz. He has extensive experience in technical theater, electrical work, working for other artists, and as a studio technician, this experience helped him form Brooklyn Metal Works- a metal arts studio that offers studio rental space, classes, lectures, and has a gallery to promote artists- that he…Continue

Interview #9 - Aaron McIntosh

Started by Melissa Walter Jan 7, 2013. 0 Replies

Aaron McIntosh is an fiber artist and professor at Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA). He received a BFA from the Appalachian Center for Craft an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Aaron was one of first ten recipients of the Windgate Undergraduate Fellowship in 2006. His extensive experience as a professor and artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally.Please give a short bio of the path you have taken to your current state in life through education,…Continue

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Comment by Tom Supensky on June 1, 2012 at 8:48am

I guess times have changed.  After I graduated from Ohio State I had no choice but to enter the Army because of the draft.  After three years of military service and getting married, I always thought that any work would be fine.  I never gave it much thought.  Eventually, after a short stint selling clothes in a department store and some bar tending, I got a job teaching at a high school.  Three years later I was asked if I wanted to teach at Towson University in Baltimore.  Thirty-five years later I retired and moved to Aiken, South Carolina, where I have a small studio and continue to make my clay sculpture.  Maybe too much thought will get little results.  Inside, you know who you are and what you can do.  Most of us who are art or craft trained are creative people.  Trust in your ability to find the right niche.  Don't be afraid to move anywhere in this world.  In time, you will find the best place and the right kind of life-style.  There may be further changes as time goes by.  Enjoy each moment and keep learning.

 

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