Featured Artist: Dawn De Luca
This week, we did a little Q&A with our Featured Artist, Dawn De Luca. For those who haven't had an opportunity to look through her products yet, Dawn makes customized glass and plastic products ranging from shot glasses to beer mugs. A personal favorite of Dawn's is a tall glass featuring Tyrion Lannister's face with the quote, "That's what I do, I drink and I know things."
But without further ado, let's meet Dawn!
When did you start making your custom glass pieces?
--> I’ve been crafting since I was very young, but I've been wanting to do personalized items for a while. I purchased my cutting machine about a year ago and have been enjoying it ever since.
So walk us through your creative process—once you’ve decided on a design, what are your next steps?
--> There is a lot that goes into certain graphics that I use, some are easy and some aren’t. Taking some time to tweak the image to get what I need, or to create one from scratch can take a while, but when I’m done I feel very accomplished.
About how long does it take for you to make a single piece?
--> Depending on what I’m doing and if I have done it before, it may take 15 minutes, but sometimes I'll be working on something for a few hours.
Who or what do you consider to be your creative inspiration?
--> My Mom taught me since I was very young to be “crafty,” so she inspired me.
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, which movie would you pick?
--> Heart and Souls with Robert Downey Jr.
What is your favorite type of product to create and why?
--> I would have to say it's anything beautiful I make that causes a person smile when they receive it :)
Check out Dawn's Artist Page to see more of her fantastic products! Interested in a custom order? Dawn's custom shot glasses start at just $5--click here to order now! Don't forget, Dawn's products are still 10% off until April 17th.