1) How long have you had your shop, House of Po?
Not long, I’ve only been active with my Etsy shop for couple of months so I’m still a complete rookie when it comes to commercializing my creations.
2) What do you look for in a piece for your shop (during creating or buying) ?
My goal is to create pieces that are both interesting and aesthetic with their color and texture combinations.
3) What inspires you to do what you do?
Everything around me really. Crafting and the creative process has always been for me an attempt to shape and understand myself and the world we exist in. I begin my creative adventures by scavenging inspiring materials from flea markets, dumpsters and from nature. Simultaneously, I take photographs of interesting textures, objects and light effects. My creative process is extremely nonlinear, chaotic and time consuming, but above all a very exciting journey to the world of different materials, forms and phenomena.
4) I love the fun colors of your pieces. Was there a particular reason you decided to use such vibrant hues?
I work with two collections under my label, Au and Ag. My first Au collection ‘Fool’s Gold‘ www.houseofpo.com/au.html dealt with metamorphosis and change. The atmosphere and hues of the collection were very tranquil and dark, so to shake things up, I wanted to take a different approach with the Ag collection. The first collection ‘Vigilantes‘ www.houseofpo.com/ag.html was inspired by the kitschy universe of super heroes and to fit the theme I wanted to offer pieces with a real splash of color and energy.
5) Which piece is your favorite from your collection and why?
It varies, usually it’s the most recent piece I’ve created. At the moment it’s my mint green pearl necklace: www.etsy.com/listing/81325067/big-pearl-necklace-free-shipping-etsy
The winner will be chosen via random.org on December 28th at 5:00pm CST and announced here! Good luck!