Makeshift Studio was born when owner Sarah Furtado found herself newly graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts but without a permanent studio to practice her art. A firm believer in 'making it work,' Furtado found herself continuing to make art in a variety of makeshift studios. From her studio Sarah creates and sells functional ceramic wares with a mission to make you smile. (Mission: accomplished!)
When we asked Sarah what inspired her work she told us: cartoons, children's book illustrations and pop culture. "I like to incorporate those into my work in hopes that when someone uses my pottery, they smile. I love to create work that has a story to tell or makes someone crack up laughing."
Sarah also told us she attended the Flea most of the Sundays it was running last summer and was inspired by all of the creativity. "It's such a great community event and there is so much activity and enthusiasm at the Flea, that I really wanted to be a part of it this year."
We can't wait for Sarah and Makeshift Studio to join us at the Flea on Opening Day, June 7!