Wednesday, July 30, 2008

OUR INTERVIEW WITH TASICA

Tell us about your featured item: One of my currently featured items in my Etsy shop is a dinner plate entitled “Fallen Star” from my Let’s Dish! fine dinnerware collection. The dinner plate features an original poem entitled “5:45, Los Angeles Time” and is one of my very first designs. Spotlighted as a gourmet must-have in the “Edibles and Incredibles” feature of Palm Springs Life, California’s Prestige Magazine (August 2007), “Fallen Star” mixes poetry with illustration for a very original addition to anyone’s dinner table.

Who are you? Tasica Singleton

Where are you located? Fort Collins, Colorado


What do you create? Hand-painted fine ceramic dinnerware collections Let’s Dish! and Who’s Ready for Sushi? created using microwave and dishwasher-safe glazes.


Where do you sell your creations? My dinnerware is currently sold online at Etsy and also sold both online and in-store at ShopSCAD, a boutique owned by my alma mater, the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Where do you create? At my desk with its comfortable and artistic setting, surrounded by all of the things that inspire me!


What inspires you? I am very much influenced and inspired by fashion design as well as seemingly simplistic things in my every day life.


Is your Etsy shop a full-time job, part-time job, or hobby? My dinnerware collections are definitely a full-time job! As an illustrator, art plays a role in everything that I do!


What type of marketing is the most effective for you? Having a strong online presence is definitely a great way to market myself! I am currently represented on the exclusive online directory of Trunkt as well as most recently joining Indiepublic and being selected for the Design Style Guide! In addition, I market and promote myself through my own personal blog entitled “This Illustrates My Life.”


What do you do when you are not creating? My mind always seems to be dancing with artistic ideas, so when I am not creating I am usually sketching possible ideas and thinking up new artistic endeavors to take on!
What are your goals? As an entrepreneur and illustrator, I look forward to a career where my imagination will inspire and enlighten those who view my art.
How do you envision your creations being used by your customers? I envision clients implementing my dinnerware into their homes as conversational pieces that will add the perfect mood and personality to their dinner table!


Is there anything else you would like to share with us? In addition to my dinnerware collections, I work as a freelance fine artist and illustrator. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in March 2006. My fine art and illustration portfolio may be found on the online network of Coroflot (I have included the direct link below).
If you wish to include any other information about me that I may have left out in this questionnaire, please feel free to visit my Profile on Etsy!

Online store: www.tasica.etsy.com
Website: www.tasica.blogspot.com
Blog: www.tasica.blogspot.com
Other: www.coroflot.com/tasica

4 comments:

Everyday Moments said...

Great choice of artists to feature! That's one of my very favorite shops :).

brendathour said...

Great interview. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

ppdesigns said...

beautiful dinnerware and great intervew! its always lovely to learn abit about the artist!!

nate said...

Love this artist! I checked out the shopSCAD web site at www.shopscadonline.com, and they had a great profile of her there, too.

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