The next installment of my Q&A sessions was kindly answered by the lovely ceramist and graphic designer Lindsey Hampton. It seems like I have been following her and her work on social media for a long time now and having just finished trading with her, I thought I'd get to know her a little more. Her work is always refreshing to me, between the speckled whites and pop colors. Below she answered my quick questionnaire..
Quickly, where are you from & what do you do everyday?
I live in Vancouver but grew up in a small town on a near by island. I make things out of clay and design things on a computer.
How long have you been doing ceramics? How did you get started?
I asked my parents for lessons as a christmas present about 5 years ago and I did a 6 week course at a local studio. I was just freelance designing at the time and wanted to do something other than sitting at a desk in my tiny studio apartment. I really wanted to learn a new skill that utilized aspects of graphic design but in a totally new way. I stuck with it but pretty casually for the first few years and then decided it was something I wanted to do a little more seriously. I started devoting more and more time to it and now I do that more than I design. That was never really the plan but I'm happy.
What music, movies, books or other influences have you been surrounding yourself with recently?
I am, at this moment reading The First Bad Man by Miranda July and chipping away at Multiple Signatures by Michael Rock. I just picked up Akademie X: Lessons in Art which I'm looking forward to diving in to. Listening, always, but most recently and on repeat to Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - A Year With Thirteen Moons, Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again and Amen Dunes - Love. They are three completely different albums but each insanely beautiful.
What items do you always carry in your purse?
Multiple Moleskine's, Badger Balm hand salve, tiny discreet pocket knife, I have a thing for little leather pouches, so usually pouches filled with whatever.
I took an online quiz once that said it was a deer. Which I completely agreed with, but isn't everybody's?
If you could own one piece of artwork, no matter the price tag, what would it be?
Good question! That would be hard to decide. I'd want a late 60's-70's Hockney but also The Lake by Andy Dixon has been a favorite for a few years.
Lastly, if you could have any super power, what would you pick?
I think I'd want to Sabrina-The-Teenage-Witch myself. I don't know if being a witch is considered a super power but that girl could do anything she wanted, she had it super easy.
If you haven't already peeked at her website or Instagram or purchased her pieces, please do so here. Thanks again Lindsey for participating, happy Tuesday!