Hi There =) I’m Sam. Here I am with crazy henna hair, which I am convinced will never grow out (I’m naturally blonde)
I am brand new to New York spending the last 7 years living in Philadelphia. I grew up in Maryland and was very hands on from a young age doing everything from canning, playing music, designing miniatures of spaces I’d like to visit and making felt from the fiber of these handsome guys:
I studied interior design at Drexel University and during those four years realized I was most drawn to the studios that involved designing and creating tangible objects. I try to make in a way that leaves as little waste as possible as this was how I was taught to live growing up. We would make wind chimes from leftover copper piping and our left over food went to our chickens for a snack rather than being tossed away, for example. I sell upcycled items in my Etsy shop.
Rings made from zipper scraps:
To scale butterfly mobile using an embroidery hoop missing the outer hoop and scrap card stock left over from furniture price tags at the showroom I worked for:
(One of my cats – Ben)