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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Featured artist...Ildi from Ceraminic

Today I'd like you to met Ildi from Ceraminic She has a wonderful ceramic shop where she sells pottery dishes, jewelry and ornaments all handcrafted with lots of love and pretty details.  Please enjoy today's interview.

1. Tell us as little or as much as you would like about yourself.
My life changed totally 7 years ago, when we moved from Budapest (capital of Hungary) to a small town in the Netherlands. I stopped my full time job, I worked as an economist at a marketing agency.  I’m a proud mom of two girls now. I realized I have plenty of time for my daughters and myself. I wanted to learn English, I started volunteering at the school and joined two clubs. One was a local pottery club, and the other an International Ladies Club. Now I’m a happy chairman of the Ladies Club and an enthusiastic ceramic shop owner on Etsy.

Personalized Mother's Day Ceramic Dish
2. What do you sell?

Little ceramic projects made with love for you, eco friendly pottery dishes, shiny jewelry with fine details and unique ornaments to decorate your home!

3. Why handmade?

Handmade is unique, every piece is special and a little bit different. I use to say my ceramics have their own personality.

4. Where does your inspiration to create come from and/or your inspiration in life?

I try to live with open eyes and I can pick up my inspiration items any time…. First of all ‘’mother nature’’ but of course I love to visit exhibitions and search Internet a lot, if I have a favorite topic.

Flower Brooch
 5. Besides creating what else do you do? Do you have a full time job?

Our International Community is changing every year, people are coming and leaving. We are helping new members to feel better about yourself here, we are organizing different programs, craft projects, Charity Lunches, dinners, family days, one day and long weekend trips in Europe.   I’m member in a Walking Group too. This is a big challenge for me, because here is always raining …. I love to bike with my husband, the best relax time for us☺

6. When did you start thinking you were an artist?

I think I’m a crafty person, I love to paint silk scarfs, sewing patchwork and quilt items, knitting and making cross stitch and shaping and painting ceramics☺

Ceramic butterfly buttons
 7. Who has been most influential in your craft work?

First of all my pottery teacher and friends from our course. I found so many talented people on Etsy. If I would say there is no influence from there, it’ll be a lie.

8. Where would you like to be in five years?

My dream to make ceramics and build my own business.

Ceramic ornament

9. Is there anything you'd like to try doing that you haven't done?
crafts, sports, life in general?

I would like to buy a boat and go to the sea...

10. Besides online where else do you sell?

Etsy is the only place.

Ways to contact you:

E-mail: Ceraminic@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. Ildi's work is beautiful. I am sure she will see continued success on Etsy. What a great story having to make such a big change in her life!


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