On an ongoing basis, we will feature one of our selected artists or designers whose work has been distributed to our shareholders. This week’s featured artist/designer is Hannah June Lueptow.
We asked Hannah some questions about applying to Brooklyn CSA+D and her process for creating the work.
Why did you apply to Brooklyn CSA+D?
I heard about CSA+D through the American Design Club. It seemed like a great opportunity to get some of my slipcasting work out to buyers. I had heard of Community Shared Agriculture and this seemed like such an awesome twist on the idea I had to apply!
Why did you want to make this particular work for Brooklyn CSA+D shareholders?
I wanted to design something that was beautiful but still functional. The Chick-a-Tea Pot was really fun to design. I started by sketching tons of teapots playing with the flat silhouette. I then moved to working three dimensionally with clay to get the right form. I made the plaster mold and started slipcasting.
It feels really nice to touch and to hold and that is something that anyone can appreciate and enjoy when they interact with it.
How do you approach the art world to sell and market your work? How do you find opportunities?
I started by selling work at festivals in the summer. I like to check design blogs, enter competitions, and have booths at craft fairs but overall I think the most important thing is to be open and willing to pursue new opportunities, meet new people, and never stop creating new pieces.
What is the most exciting aspect of participating in Brooklyn CSA+D?
It's the first one so of course it's exciting! The whole experience has been really fun for me and I was really excited to meet everyone and see the work from the other artists.
What keeps you up at night?
My IKEA mattress