Monday, May 11, 2009

Behind The Art Mondays

Today is the first in a weekly series of Behind the Art Monday interviews featuring Etsy artists and their handmade work. This week's featured shop is Mod3rnart from Corfu, Greece. Hope you enjoy getting to know these talented artists!

Tell us about your art. What do you make? How did you come to your craft?
We make handmade silver jewelry from original ideas and techniques. Design and modernism has always been a passion of ours and from there we decided to apply it to jewelry.

What inspires your work? Describe your creative process and tell us about your favorite materials to work with.
Ideas come from life-from what surrounds us. The island provides tons of natural inspiration but we tend to mix that with very modern ideas as well. It is almost like we try to bridge the modern with the natural. We love sterling silver, titanium, copper, ebony and brass.

What are your goals for your shop?
To one day live off the sales ;)

What do you do when you are not creating?
Working 9 hours a day-7days a week to make a living.

What is your favorite hobby other than crafting?
Writing, web design, yoga, bike riding, music,

What brought you to Etsy? Do you sell anywhere else?
A friend exposed me to etsy and fell in love. I also sell on dawanda.

Where else can we find you online?

twitter, flickr,,

What is your favorite item in your shop?
The Girl with the Pearl Earring Ring

What is the most valuable thing you have learned from your art and being an Etsy seller?
Everything takes time and some things take lots of time ;)

Anything else you would like us to know about you?
We hope life smiles on you all

You can check out more of Mod3rnart's work on Etsy.


Elephunk said...

I love Mod3rnArt's work. Lovely interview!

M.M.E. said...

Great jewelry and a great feature. So happy other people support us Etsy artists. Makes us feel good.

Tessa said...

Awesome feature! What cool work.

MagicMarkingsArt said...

what beautiful pieces, and a nice behind the scenes interview.