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Hone Your Craft

Hone Your Craft

A Conceptual Artist on Embracing the Joys of Object-Arranging

Hone Your Craft BY liz 02/07/2019
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"I don't necessarily think of myself a ceramicist. I think of myself as an artist who happens to make ceramics," says Erica Prince by way of explaining how she ended up developing a line of mind-bending, sculptural vessels. A printmaker and painter, Erica's also dabbled in performance art with a series of transformational makeovers, designed to help the subjects explore all the different facets of their personalities through makeup and wigs. Here, Erica spills on how she thinks about art, styling tips, and a whole lot more. READ MORE
Hone Your Craft

See How the Sea Influences This Jeweler’s Work

Hone Your Craft 01/10/2019
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Designer Savannah Watson is a master turning at what she sees in nature into whimsical, elegant jewelry. Since she grew up on North Carolina's coast and now makes her home in Wilmington, the ocean has always been a big part of that, and her line Merewif is the benefactor. We caught up with the soon-to-be new mom and got the complete lowdown on how she translates what she sees into what she makes. READ MORE
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How to Keep Your Cooking Casual—and Still Worthy of a Dinner Party

Hone Your Craft 11/20/2018
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Jacqueline Rose is a busy lady - she spends much of time designing and producing her line of sculptural statement jewelry in sunny L.A. But when she needs a break, she cooks for herself or, better even, invites a few friends over for one of her legendary dinner parties. Her go-to dishes are unfussy, fresh, and best prepared with a glass of wine by your side. Bet you're ready to follow her lead, huh? READ MORE
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An Advanced Guide to Gardening (With Plenty of Weirdo Plants)

Hone Your Craft 11/13/2018
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The story of how Heather Stewart Harvey fell in love with gardening goes a little something like this, as she tells it: "I was living in San Francisco's Mission and renting a work-live space with a backyard that was really quite a disaster in many ways. My grandmother was a big gardener, so taking up her hobby made me feel close to her - and I just really took a lot of pride of place in this little postage-stamp garden." Things really bloomed when she moved to Asheville, North Carolina, over a decade ago, got a real yard to work with, and threw herself into seed-saving and sheet-mulching. Here, her five pieces of advice for anyone who's ready to move way beyond a raised flower bed. READ MORE
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A Self-Taught Florist on How to Grow Your Flower Obsession

Hone Your Craft 09/10/2018
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If the sight of an overflowingly gorgeous flower arrangement fills you with both a sense of zen and despair at ever being able to create something similar of your own, you're not alone. That's exactly where Sierra Steifman was a decade ago when she and her Poppies & Posies co-founder decided to branch out from event design into florals. "I wanted to do something more creative, and my business partner at the time wanted flowers to be a part of our services. I didn't know anything, but I gave it a try and just fell in love with it pretty quickly," she says. It's safe to say things worked out - now Sierra's known for her wild bouquets, and she also founded a line of gardening accessories and seed kits for beginners, called Floral Society. And! Below, she's doling out some solid advice for anyone looking to get started. READ MORE

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