I recently asked the designers of the Co-Op some questions, to better understand them and their process. I think to buy locally handmade goods is such a great experience, and knowing exactly where and how your pieces were created definitely adds to that experience. Part 1 of an on going project, introducing….
MARYANNE OF WABISABI BROOKLYN
Where were you born and raised? Brooklyn
How did you come to be in nyc? see above
When did you start making things? shortly after discovering I had opposable thumbs
Did you go to school/ were you trained? yea, but in languages and education, not jewelry-making
When did you begin to sell what you were making? at the fabulous Brooklyn Indie Market
What is your ultimate goal with this line/ your work? to disseminate my creations as far and wide as possible.
How do you see yourself expanding/ how do you want to grow? slowly and incrementally, one person at a time.
Describe your process? fun and messy and smelly.
Describe your work space? it is a kitchen.
Where do you find/ get inspiration? from my dreams and from the flotsam and jetsam of waking life.
When you hit a wall, what do you do to get out of your funk? interacting with fun people, repetitive exercise, sunshine.
What are your thoughts on the co-op? so excited!
What do see of the future of bushwick? it will be drawn to the warm glow at the BTJ Co-op and carry some of that happy feeling throughout the neighborhood and beyond.
What do you plan on doing at the co-op? rocking a rad trunk show with some of my fellow Co-op members, and more.
WabiSabi Brooklyn will be holding a trunk show March 26 with fellow designers, Rocks & Salt and KimmChi, 7-10pm