Interview with Sabrina from Fox and Clover . Come check out more Fox and Clover designs at our show August 1st and 2nd!
UCU- How did you get started with your craft?
F&C-I was living in Paris with my French boyfriend (now husband) in 2005. I didn't have a work visa so I couldn't work. I decided to take a craft class to fill my time. I found a recreational class on stained glass and suddenly realized I was really attracted to working with glass. The class turned out to be full, however. Disappointed, I turned to the internet. There I discovered a full year-long apprentice-style school program in traditional stained glass in Paris. I ended up doing this program. Part of what I learned during this year was traditional kiln-fired glass painting, which you can see in the faces and ornamentation on medieval stained glass windows. It is this glass-painting technique that I currently apply to my work. I paint onto glass and fire it in the kiln. It is actually an old medieval skill that I learned in Paris.
UCU- Are there specific ways you plan ahead for a show of this size?
F&C-I just make as much stuff as I can, and try to create an attractive way to display it.
UCU- Are there any new items we will see at this summer’s show?
F&C-Absolutely! In addition to new jewelry & dishware designs, I'm launching a line of recycled wood fine art panel paintings. They will have motifs and imagery similar to my glass work, but more elaborate.
UCU-Any vendors you look forward to seeing?
F&C-I'm new to Seattle so the vendors and their works will all be new and inspiring. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.