Monday, July 28, 2014

July's Featured Artist: Moya Lazy Factory

Name: Jina Park
Business Name: Moya Lazy Factory
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Age: 48
Profession/Day Job: Mother
Where in/around Rochester do you live? Brighton
Craft(s) of Choice: small fabric goods

Did you go to art school or are you self taught?
 I studied graphic design in college in Korea.

What’s your first craft-related memory?
When I was 13, my father gave me a red heart shape tin with a candle in it. At that time in Korea it was an extremely rare, fancy thing. I was so happy to have that candle, many of my friends wanted to have that. One day I found out I could make heart shaped candles with the tin as a mold. So, my younger brother and I melted white, house-hold candles and added crayon for color. Finally we made about 20 of them. But it looked so different.

How did you get started with Etsy?
I used to make my kids Halloween costumes and stuffed animals for present. Soon some friends asked me to sell and a friend told me about etsy.

In your creative life and work, of what accomplishment are you most proud?
 Last year, I won an Artist Row award for best in category. It was a big surprise!

What inspires you, or makes you want to go dashing off to craft?
Conversation with my kids, joke around, giggling with funny stories, kids books, movies give me ideas!!!!

What influences your creativity?
Day dreams, taking everything literally.

What does your workspace look like most of the time?
 Of course always very very messy. I am a natural born messy person.

What (if anything) do you like to watch/listen to while you create?
Pod cast!! About books, movies and politics. Mostly those are Korean pod cast, but often I switch on CNN or NPR too.


If you could add to your craft/art line, what would you like to add?
Ceramics! I want to make ceramic dolls and animal figures.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in selling your work? 
Pricing. Most people think small stuff should pay less. But my dolls are all hand stitched, takes time.

What do you love about your craft?
People who visit my booth, they always smile while they watch my stuff. I love to watch them smile. That smile makes me happy.


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