Trista Hudzik, Trista Hudzik Pottery
Describe your style, influences, inspiration, and what you plan to bring:
Like my personality, my pottery is influenced by SO many things! I spend a lot of time in the deepest, darkest corners of thrift stores, fleas markets and antique malls searching for buried treasures. These treasures are best described simply as “things that delight me”. Often, they are merely weathered, or maybe broken, little things. But to me, they are imperfectly perfect and perfectly beautiful treasures full of soul and character just waiting for someone to love them back to life. I love things of days gone by that feel like they were made with great attention to detail or exquisite embellishments. I love antique china and chrystal and find a lot of inspiration from beautifully adorned mismatched sets of antique thrift store dinnerware. I love the simple sweetness of folk pottery and folk art from not only our country but many countries around the world. And, most importantly, I spend a ton of time in my garden, growing flowers and food and cooking and creating things from the dirt that I have so lovingly tended (which, I think is directly and inherently related to pottery, particularly mine). Gathering with my friends and family and sharing meals and recipes and trading heirloom seeds with these loved ones is a great joy in my life. I feel that my need to make pottery sews all of the aspects of life into a beautiful quilt of love and appreciation.
My best sellers? That’s a tough one. I fond that my best sellers change between warmer and cooler seasons. Generally my mugs, butter dishes and honey pots stay in demand year around.
In you experience, what has been your best venue for selling your work:
Craft fairs are my favorite place to sell my work. I love interacting with the people who give my pots a home and I love being surrounded by some many other creative people! Also, Instragram has started to become a pretty great outlet as well.
Which artist at The Handmade Market are you excited to see/meet?
I am super excited for Garland &Pendent! Seriously, could her embroidery be any more adorable?!