Meet The Makers: Jennifer Sidle

Jennifer Sidle of Jennifer Sidle Art is a classical trained ceramicist raising a creative force of a child in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband Adam.

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  • What is one thing you would like the public to know about your business?

My art is personal for me, each peice is virtually one of a kind. I usually make series of a particular style with different variations with in the series.

  • Where do you see yourself & your craft 5 years from now?

Hopefully with a successful online store

  • Is your business a hobby, full-time work, or both?

Right now it's part time, but hopefully one day I can be a full time maker.

  • What would your advice be to others looking to start something similar?

Have a cohesive look to your booth, make sure your booth design enhances your work.

  • What is your favorite part about working in the creative field?

Meeting like minded people who enjoy the creative process.

  • What do you think the most common misconception is about your craft?

That it is easy.

  • What inspires your work?

I create to calm my anxiety, but music is a big inspiration for me.

  • Why did you choose to participate in The Makers Festival?

I participated last year and it was the best out of 15 festivals I did.

  • What motivates you in the face of adversity?

The satisfaction of winning. Getting to that goal line and knowing each stumble just made you stronger as you persevere.

  • If you could choose any superpower, what would it be and why?

The "force" from star wars seems pretty good to me, does that qualify as a super power?


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