Periodically for Studio Spaces I highlight artists and designers from the Indie Fixx Shop with you through an interview and pictures of their studio, work in progress and other interesting pics and today I’d like to share the work of Jennifer Syfu of Starving Artist Bazaar. I am a big fan of Jennifer’s glasswork jewelry, especially her amoeba, eukaryote and protozoa deisgns, and I even own a few pieces myself.
Read more about Jennifer and Starving Artist Bazaar below.
1. What’s the name of your shop and what do you make?
My shop is called Starving Artist Bazaar and create lampwork glass beads and pendants, paintings and silver/stone jewelry.
2. What’s your favorite thing about your studio or work space? Your least favorite?
I love how my glass studio is outside and I can look out into my garden. Sometimes, I walk over to the peach tree and grab a peach. The problem with working outside are the wind gusts, dust storms and insane high temperatures in Phoenix, AZ. Oh. And a spider jumped on my neck once.
3. What do you listen to or watch while you work?
Some music I’ve been listening to – Regina Spektor, Grand Ole Party and Jimmy Cliff. When I’m done with a bead and I’m putting jewelry together I usually watch old BBC productions checked out from the library.
4. What are some of your inspirations?
Glass marbles, flowers, biology, Dale Chihuly, Barnett Newman, magazines, television. Lots of things.
5. Anything you want to share? Doing any craft shows this season, have some new products coming out, or get a really big write-up in a national publication?
I just joined the Phoenix Craft Mafia and I’m really excited about that.
6. Do you collect anything?
Paintings and prints from friends and artists I discover at craft shows. Also, I make and collect handmade glass marbles. Marbles inspired me to get into hot glass.