ADDRESS Interview with Jay Miron.
Define your craft in 3 sentences or less. I design and build bespoke furniture. I absolutely love what I do. I think that shows in my work.
Describe your creative process. My creativity process happens in one or two hour bursts over a long period of time. Constantly walking away and coming back to projects gives me a fresh perspective each time. Occasionally I sit down for a marathon session. That usually happens near the end of the process when I’m working on the final details.
Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? If the creative process isn’t going well for me, I just walk away for a while. Instead of struggling through it, I head into the studio and build. That’s the beauty of being a designer/maker. It works the other way around as well. If I’m having a bad day in the studio, I head out to a coffee shop and work on design. For some reason, walking away for a while and then coming back really helps my creativity.
What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Find out what it is that you enjoy doing most and steer your work towards it. That love for what you’re doing will carry you through the difficulties you’ll no doubt encounter in creative work.
What’s your dream project? A large wood and glass chandelier.
What art / design trends are you excited about? More and more people are making the choice to support local designers and craftsmen/women. Obviously, I’m pretty excited about that.