Today we chat with Freya from Druidrie Grove
Freya where are you from and where do you live?
I am from NSW and I live in Sheffield, Tasmania
How did you come up with the name for your business?
My belief structure is reflected in my creations and its a pretty funky name people don't forget, once they can wrap their tongue around it that is!
What are your passions and interests?
I am passionate about the earth and anything with a focus on nature and the Fae Realm. I am a huge animal lover but I am totally a cat person. My interests include video gaming, coding, graphics and anything to do with a computer. DIY is also up there on the list! I am very creative and I have many, many, crafts and hobbies.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and your art or product?
I am in remission for cancer and as it left me with a chronic illness, I became suddenly "disabled" and found myself needing help with day to day living which was quite the shock. By creating my pieces, it allowed me to not focus on what I couldn't do anymore, but to focus on what I could do! Because of Druidrie Grove I am able to share my creativity with others in a physical form and feel more a part of the community I love so much.
How long have you been an Etsy seller?
What inspired you to begin creating?
I have always been creative but starting to sculpt was a brand new thing that I just fell in love with! Its just another medium I tried for fun and its turned into something magical!
Can you give us a brief idea of your creative process?
A lot of the time, things make themselves. I don't plan things or have an idea of what I want to create, which is why all my pieces are one of a kind. My pendants especially are created with the energies of the stones that have chosen to be worked with that particular day. I allow my intuition to guide me so I can place them exactly how they want to be placed and exactly how the end piece turns out is completely up to me interpreting that guidance.
Where do you want to see your business in the future?
I would love to be a known artist and someone to inspire others to try their hand at creating things.
What do you like about being an Etsy seller?
I enjoy the organic reach of Etsy and its ease of use as a seller and a shopper
Where do you work on your pieces?
I have a very special, professional multipurpose foldout that is used for any sculpting, computer work, dinner or board games haha I will soon have a dedicated studio though which is exciting!
Where can you be found?
We are local creatives who want to share the amazing creations of our Tasmanian Artisans with our local community.