Ndidi from hothouse posey
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
The best word that encompasses my style is Vibrant. Color and form are my biggest inspirations. I work with vitreous enamel on hand-cut copper canvases. Most of the opuses I create are organic forms that I’ve doodled. The enamel is usually powdered glass that I work like paint that is then fused to the metal with a kiln, a torch, and sometimes both. It brings me boundless joy to lay the colors next to each other just to see how their juxtaposition jives. I sometimes surprise myself with the combinations that live on my canvases. One of my favorite insta tags is #notafraidofcolor. I’ve been creating enameled jewelry for over six years. Most times one collection gives birth to the next. One day last year I ran into a creative block and decided to channel my artistic self on walls instead of bodies. I had so much fun I decided to keep going. I’m bringing a couple of new jewelry collections to accompany the my.moderne.art collection and some fun wall art with acorns, oak leaves, and toadstools!
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?:
The Artist Gallery is, as always, amazing. It’s fantastic to see so many of my talented pals hanging with me for the day. I can’t wait to meet some of the new creatives coming to the party an am especially looking forward to meeting Soak Extracts, Anne’s Apothecary, and doora!
What is your favorite way to put yourself in the mood for creativity?:
Getting ready to work can sometimes be as involved as making the work. I’m starting to embrace the podcast/audiobook life. I use this ‘technique’ when I need be mellow. I am currently enjoying Pride and Prejudice, trying to remember that I won’t always dislike Mr. Darcy. When I want to soar and let loose, I crank up my playlists and invite Fela, Macy, Janis, & Michael Franti to cavort with me. They are some of my most vibrant studio buds!
What advice would you give to an artist just starting out and/or what is the best advice you have received for your art & business?:
Follow your dreams…with a plan.
Deviate from that plan because your gut tells you to do so.
Surround yourself with creatives from ALL walks of life.
Get a good accountant.