I first met Judi Powers at our initial photo shoot for the Hatch Jewelry website. Her bubbly personality and passion for her new career as a jewelry designer was infectious. Later, I visited her at her bench at Brooklyn Metal Works and we had a great interview, talking about everything leading up to her career change and lots more. Click here to read the full interview and you can find out more about her latest designs on her website.
In early January I sat down with my very pregnant friend Joanna Bengoa to talk about her career as a jewelry designer and her collaboration with Hatch Jewelry (which I helped to facilitate!) It's a bit different from my other interviews for HJ as we just sat down in her apartment, rather than her studio. The result is a bit more intimate and I hope, shows not only what a talented designer she is, but also the ambition, smarts and artistic tendencies that helped her get to where she is today. Click here to view the full post.
Before the holidays, I met Jaclyn Mayer of Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer in her Brooklyn home/studio to talk about her career as an independent designer. The full article has just been posted, click here to view and read all about her inspiration and the evolution of her collaboration with artist Orly Genger.