Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Meet Etsy Artist: SofiaMasri/Poopsie


29 year old Sofia Masri makes victorian inspired porcelain jewelry while going to college full time as a Biology student. "Needless to say, my life is a non-stop circus," she jokes. Her vintage designs reflect her love of antiques, history, mythology, and ancient civilizations. "For my namesake Etsy shop I channel the vintage and antique loving, romantic part of me. I strive to recreate that feeling of holding an object from a bygone era." She has another Etsy shop by the name of Poopsie that shows off a more whimsical aesthetic. "There's a part of me that will never grow up, and I fully embrace it," she admits. "My craft is my therapy. Despite the fact that porcelain can be quite temperamental, I find a great deal of serenity in the process." Ever since she was a child she's been creating, doodling in her Sesame Street story books. "I loved to get messy with art supplies when I was younger, but I was also a perfectionist. I remember being accused of having my mom help me with my art homework in kindergarten. I've always been aware of the meticulous care you have to take in order to create something thoughtful, meaningful, and worthwhile." Her attention to detail is evident today in her master craftsmanship, which she successfully turned into a career this year. "I think it's important to make each and every item as if you were making it for a loved one of discriminating taste," she advises. "In other words, put 200% into your work, hold it to a high degree of scrutiny and quality." Please visit her Etsy shop: http://sofiamasri.etsy.com/

-Wendy Baylis

Dharma Designs

http://dharmadesigns.etsy.com

4 comments:

Kim said...

Gorgeous!

Dharma Designs said...

Drool worthy! :-)

Chucka Stone Designs said...

"Her attention to detail is evident today in her master craftsmanship, which she successfully turned into a career this year"

Yea for Sophia, that is inspiring :)

Dharma Designs said...

I'm so buying something with my Christmas money!