Where were you born and where do you live now?
If other, please explain.
What do you do? What is your process? Describe your creative practice.
How did you first come to work with metal/ jewelry and how long have you been working in this field?
Describe your studio and studio environment.
What's inside your studio? Is your studio a room in your apartment or an industrial/ commercial space? Is your studio located in an urban or rural environment? Do you share the space? Do you have any specific aesthetic goals for your studio?
If this isn't your full-time job, what other work do you do?
What is your educational background, and how has it informed your present moment?
What resources exist that help you succeed?
What barriers do you experience?
Do you have personal barriers? Creative barriers? Do you have other limitations?
Where and when do you feel most creative?
What objects, spaces, ideas, or other inspire you?
What rules have you established for yourself inside and outside of the studio?
Do you have a consistent approach or personal philosophy that informs your life, studio practice, work outside the studio, and other daily activities?
What personal sacrifices do you make in order to maintain a studio practice?
What is your cultural background, and how has it informed your present moment?
Describe your home and home environment.
What's inside your home? Is your home located in an urban or rural setting? Do you share the space? Do you have any specific aesthetic goals for your home?
Are you a collector? Do you collect other artists work?
Are you single, married, in a partnership, other? Do you have kids?
What does success look like for you and your creative practice?
With whom do you talk about jewelry or metalsmithing?
What are you trying to accomplish right now?
What do you still want to learn?
In what way is this field/ work important?
How do you see your personal life informing your studio life (or vice versa)?
How do you promote yourself?
Notes / questions for us?
Please leave any additional instructions or comments for us.
Thank you for participating in this research. Your answers will be shared on this website in 2020 and possibly included (in-full or in-part) in a print/digital editorial in 2020).
Please contact Rachel Reichert at
Rachel@studioreichert.com with questions and comments.