1) Where is your favorite place to eat?
That’s a tough one! There are so many amazing places to eat in Seattle. If I have to pick just one, I’d say my favorite is Mashiko in West Seattle. The food is always fresh and interesting, and they are happy to answer questions and make recommendations. Sit at the sushi bar!
2) Tell us about a new product you are working on.
I just began making ceramic pour-overs (this is Seattle after all) so I’m working on refining the design of those. My current caffeine intake may be reaching unhealthy levels from all of the product testing!
3) What will our fans find at your booth this fall?
Since this is Gobble Up, I’ll be focusing more on items that pair well with food and drink! You’ll find my signature tea dolls, along with cups, mugs, sake sets, and pour-overs. I’ll also have a selection of bowls, plates, and serving dishes to choose from.
4) What are your goals for your business in the next year?
I *just* finished building my own studio at home so my primary goal is to start making more work! I want to be able to keep my online shop more consistently stocked for folks who find me that don’t live in the area. Learning to run and grow my business in an efficient and sustainable manner are also goals for the next year.
5) What’s the best part of your job?
Getting to see people’s faces light up when they first see my work is pretty much the best. I love being able to meet and talk to the people who buy my work, and am so happy when I know a person is going home with an item that will bring them or a loved one a little bit of joy every day.