Interview with Vandy Hall, Part 2

This is the second in a three-part interview with multimedia artist Vandy Hall. The entire interview can be found throughout the month of March in the Featured Artist link to the right

 

 

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

 

 

Please tell us a bit about your general work process.

Because I work in a variety of media at a couple different studios, I don’t have a set routine. And that is really tough! I make a LOT of lists and usually have my schedule planned out weeks in advance. I work in several different shops, including my own tiny studio. I also blow glass out at the Gorge Glass House, which is located on the grounds of McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, where the public can come watch. Eventually I want to open up a bigger glass shop of my own, which will allow me to have a more regular routine and (hopefully) to create a wider variety of pieces. I’m planning on running a Kickstarter campaign to fund building that glass furnace, hopefully later this year.

 

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

 

 

What about your work do you enjoy most? Dislike most?

The things I enjoy most are the challenges and the problem solving. The thing I dislike the most is the inconsistent pay rate.

 

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

 

 

What advice would you give to other artists or budding artists?

Make more art! Sketch! Keep a sketch book, even if you can’t draw, and/or journal, take notes, draw stick figures, whatever it takes. Submit your art to shows. Press your boundaries, and never believe anything is impossible.

 

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

Copyright © Vandy Hall, Artist

 

Vandy Hall’s work can be found at:

www.vandyhall.com

www.facebook.com/vandyhallart

www.etsy.com/shop/vandycraft