15 December 2011
A Conversation with Megan of Sly Fox Jewellery
Who is Sly Fox Jewellery?
A precious collection of jewellery made by Megan Webber, a 21 year old statistics and biology student that loves to create.
What’s your “handmade groove”?
I make jewellery inspired by my love of animals, nature, illustration-based art, and whimsical objects.
What’s on your bedside table right now? (hey, no tidying up or censoring)
Lamp, keys, teacup candle, ceramic deer and rabbit, and a couple of acorns I picked from under a tree.
Who are your creative role models? What music, books, images, poetry spark your creative fire?
My creative role models would definitely have to be my parents and my grandmother. My mother is an artist and was always a work-from-home kind of mum. For as long as I can remember she always had my twin sister and I involved in some creative project. My father is a builder and carpenter. He built the house I grew up in. Whenever I have an idea for a piece of furniture or display, no matter how far out it is, Dad can make it happen. Granny is a fantastic sewer and quilter, and like my Dad she helps my ambitions projects come to life.
What could you talk late into the night about with like minded people?
Any kind of creative project.
If you could go to three free workshops/creative events this year which ones would they be? What are they about?
1) Finders Keepers Markets in Australia -The Finders Keepers are design and art markets dedicated to supporting emerging designers, artists & musicians and bringing new contemporary design to the forefront.
2) Hearts for Christchurch - Hearts for Christchurch showcases an amazing array of more than 4,000 stitch-craft hearts from around the world. The project is the inspiration of Napier woman, Evie Harris, who started creating and gathering the hearts after the February earthquake.
3) I would also love to attend some creative workshops in Christchurch, though I am a bit out of the loop with that one!
How do you balance your creative life with your family, life commitments?
Lists. I write massive to-do lists daily and love the satisfaction of ticking each box once the task is complete.
What is your favourite creative screw-up?
I often have creative mishaps! Most commonly when I’m sewing. Patterns are not always for me so I often draft my own, though forget important parts like adding a zip!
Kitchen table or studio?
My desk ,which is a study desk by day, but by night transforms into a chaotically messy work bench.
Do you have a wish list? Can you tell us what’s on it?
A second desk!
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