Studio Spaces: sprout studio


For Studio Spaces I spotlight an artist or designer from the Indie Fixx Shop through an interview and pictures of their studio, work in progress and other pics. Today, I’m sharing my interview with & the lovely work of Jenifer Lake from sprout studio.

An art teacher by day, Jenifer creates a little bit everything in her spare time. Everything including, but certainly not limited to: unique & vintage reclaimed jewelry pieces, all types of wearables & accessories, art for your walls, ceramic lovelies and even skateboard deck stickies. Whether she is fashioning glass pieces, knitting a hat, printing some tees or creating a collage Jenifer aims to create with the goal of making a better place to be & dwell.

Learn more about Jenifer and sprout studio in my interview below. You can also visit her blog and her flickr photostream.

I’m so happy to carry Jenifer’s creations in the Shop and you can see more of her work in the Indie Fixx Shop here!


1. What’s the name of your shop and what do you make?

sprout studio; I make handmade lovelies & art goods (which means, a little bit of everything!)


2. What’s your favorite thing about your studio or workspace?  Your least favorite?

Favorite: lots of things to get into & be around & make with. Least favorite: ditto,  it can be awfully distracting.  Even though I love organized spaces, mine is in constant reworking – so things are never as I would love them to be.  Also I  live where I work, another distraction – sometimes this is good, sometimes, not so much!


3. What do you listen to or watch while you work?

Lots of music – mostly always CDs – a constant rotation depending on the mood.  Occasionally, I’ll watch a movie while I’m doing a more monotonous business chore, but that’s pretty rare (I have no TV and most of the time, I want to pay attention to the movie).


4. What are some of your inspirations in your arts & crafts?

Inspiration comes from so many places; walking around the streets of SF, going into museums & galleries, keeping my eyes wide open to life; my students (I teach art) are all a good, loose inspiration — I try to remember to stay open & try new 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?

sprout studio was at both Renegade Brooklyn & Renegade San Francisco – I’m very excited to have particpated in both of these shows!  Hoping for a few others in the fall.

I always have new goodies coming out – especially spring & summer goodies.  I’m working on some new art collage pieces I’m hoping to put up soon as well.  I have the summers off, so that’s when I’m able to be most productive!


6. Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Hmmm…that’s a tough one.  Miranda July?  Just because she might be quirky enough, our resemblance is nothing alike — I just love her vintage clothing style.




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