Emma Ptak

Fashion is something that I largely do not understand. I’ve been wearing the same clothes for years, I don’t shop very often, and I love gear and products more than I care about new garments. And while I’ve known Emma for a long time and would support her stuff regardless, it also happens to be amazing, intentional, and very well-crafted. And when I saw her studio space, I knew we’d be able to take the absolute MOODIEST pictures ever, and I couldn’t wait. I might have even learned something about fashion?

Jenna Leitner, Pink Moon Ceramics

Jenna and I also met working at Spoonflower. One of my favorite things about Spoonflower is that it attracts folks whose creativity extends past their 9-5 (or 7-3, 3-11, or 11-7, since Spoonflower is a 24/7 factory). Everyone has a hobby or a passion project, all quick to tell you about their most recent make, bake, or the upcoming market where they’re selling their crafty creations. Jenna is absolutely one of these people - I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph her home studio, document her process, and get some pictures of her pup, MIa :)

Chris Glatz, Piedmont Joinery

I’ve known Chris for about 5 years - we met each other working at Spoonflower. I was working in Operations as a printer operator, and Chris was working as a maintenance technician. He’s one of the nicest, most humble people I’ve ever met. He also now works at Piedmont Joinery doing beautiful woodworking. He was kind enough to let me into their studio space to take some pictures of him in action crafting one of the amazing boxes he creates as a side project.