a visit with: Elizabeth Switzer of Crude Crafts

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!

We've gotten a little behind with our posting, but we'll be catching up this week with lots of posts - so be sure to check back often! We've really loved getting to know a little more about all of our talented makers, and hope you have too! First up this week, we're visiting with multi-discipine maker and returning Second Storie vendor Elizabeth Switzer...

a visit with:

- Elizabeth Switzer - 

What first inspired you to create/make what you do now?
This is a tough one - I've been a maker ever since I can remember. I think I'm in love with the idea of being able to do things for myself.

Your advice for someone just starting out
and wanting to sell their work?
Find your own voice. It's easy to get sidetracked by all the other amazing things out there. Make what you love and do it better than anyone.

- her studio -

Three things or people who inspire you?
So many things...
The artists Louise Bourgeois, Lesley Dill and Petah Coyne - and every single one of my friends and fellow vendors, just to start with!

- her work -

Favorite way to take a break/recharge your creative batteries?
Getting out of the house, a walk - some fresh air. Or preferably a bonfire, and laughter. Laughter makes everything better.

Get to know more about Elizabeth here:


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