a visit with: Shelly Bronson Kuzniarek of French Press

Over the next few months leading up to our November market, Tuesday through Thursday we'll be showcasing one of our 2012 market artists, their work, and a little peek at where they make the magic happen. We hope you'll enjoy this new series, where we'll ask the same questions of each of our makers. 

You'll get to know a little bit about our talented makers and what inspires them, read about their favorite ways to recharge their creativity, and learn what experience has shown them to be an invaluable piece of the puzzle in selling their work. Come November, won't it be great to walk into a room filled with inspiring, familiar faces? We think so, too!

Today, we're spending some time with letterpress designer/printer and returning Second Storie vendor, Shelly Bronson Kuzniarek...

a visit with:

- Shelly Bronson Kuzniarek - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
I have always revered special, uniquely simple objects; something that can evoke a memory, feeling or just a smile. I also love communication (in its many forms) and respect and admire old machinery. From my first turn of a cylinder press, I knew letterpress was the perfect creative outlet for me.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Take your time and know you are going to make a ton of mistakes.

- her workbench - 

Three things or people who inspire you?
1. do-ers
2. nature
3. smart and well-designed objects


- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
1. Play with my daughter.
2. Laugh with my husband.
3. Look for inspiration in both the obvious and absurd.

Get to know more about Shelly here:


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