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Denver Vendor Spotlight: Copper and Stone

How would you describe your style?  
Minimalistic and earthy.  I want to make my pieces raw and unique, but polished enough to be easily wearable by all. 

 

Are there any artists / designers that you particularly look up to?
I am always inspired by fellow artists that incorporate themes of nature into their work.  I’ve looked up to Andy Goldsworthy for years.  With the rise of social media and independent artists being able to make a name for themselves on these new platforms, I’ve found so many inspiring artists on Instagram!  @sistergoldenshop makes absolutely stunning portraits out of flowers and plant medium and @jessweymouth_ incorporates crystals, wildlife and other nature themes into her watercolors.  I’m also constantly inspired by all of the amazing crafters and artisans that I find around Colorado—I’m so proud to be surrounded by these talented folks. 

What sort of things inspire you?  Where do you look for inspiration?
Mother Nature!  I have a background in geology so it’s really difficult for me to look at a stone without thinking about its entire journey and the story of how it got to me.  Because of that, I try to stick with minimalistic designs for my pieces so each mineral has a chance to shine and tell a story.  Whenever I feel in a creative rut, I simply look west to the Rocky Mountains.  I also draw inspiration from daily life around me—changing seasons, music, night skies, architecture, almost anything.

When do you feel the most creative?
Usually late at night when I am reflecting on my day.  I’ll remember a cool building, an odd plant, or something I saw that day and a new idea will come to me.  Traveling to new places always comes with a flood of creative ideas as well.  I am always jotting down notes and reminders because my best ideas always come to me when I am not at my workbench.

 

What's the coolest artistic tip you've ever received?
Be fearless.  It can be really scary to be vulnerable and put yourself and your craft out there, but the more you push yourself out of your comfort zone, the easier it gets to really start pushing boundaries and explore new territory.  I find that the more I heed this advice, the more rewarding my journey becomes.

Where can we learn more about you?  
CopperandStoneCO.etsy.com is my Etsy shop! 
https://www.instagram.com/copperandstoneco/ is where I post product shots, behind the scenes snaps, giveaways, and just general day to day thoughts