Because Mall is a Four Letter Word

Artist Spotlight: Marisol Spoon

Marisol Spoon are back again for another Handmade Market! Yay! They are a wife and husband artist team who hail from the beautiful Appalachian mountains. Nature’s enchantment, vintage aesthetics, off beat tales, and classical painting are some of their inspirations.

How did you pick your shop/business name? It’s funny how things work out, but our team name comes from a children’s book that Jason is working on, the girls were originally created as illustration for the book. The land the story takes place in is “Marisol Spoon”.
Part of the name comes from our last name; “Spoon” in Old English refers to a valley, and “Marisol” is made up of two Latin root words “mar” meaning sea and “sol” meaning sun. So our world is made up of the sun, sea, and valley.

Did you have another career or vocation before art+design? No, we were just struggling artists in the early days. I worked in a coffee shop. Jason did odd construction jobs and sublet studio space to make ends meet.

What’s the best unedited advice you could give to an artist just getting started? If you’re not having fun making your art, it’s not worth doing.

If you were going to start all over, what would you do differently? Absolutely nothing!

Tell us about your favorite hometown place(s). We love to go hiking at Bent Creek and the Arboretum. We also love going out to eat, Asheville has some great restaurants!

What are your three most prized possessions? Jason- I still drive my first car, I bought with lawn mowing money {87 Suzuki Samurai}, my rhythm and soul. photos, my garden, and my painting supplies.

If you could have dinner with anyone, past or present, who would it be and what would you serve? Jason- My wife and little girl, I would serve what ever made them smile.

Lauren- Aw, same here! Jason and little miss Stella June. We would have shrimp and grits and kale, with brownies and ice cream for desert. Breast milk and green beans for Stella!

Welcome Lauren and Jason back to Raleigh and The Handmade Market on Saturday, May 4th and pick up some Marisol Spoon goods! We think their work (and the way they paint kitties) is dreamy.

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