ADDRESS Interview with Oden Gallery.

Define your craft in 3 sentences or less. Oden Gallery specializes in sourcing eco luxury, artisan crafted contemporary home decor and furnishings from North American craftspeople.  Our Oden artisans are carefully selected and curated.  Oden Gallery ’s  mission is to provide a space for artisans to show their work amongst like minded craftspeople who have dedicated themselves to perfecting their craft.

Describe your creative process. Our creative process involves searching out and identifying talented artisans and artists to join our Gallery.  We believe in offering opportunities for artists and craftspeople to show their work in a finely curated online platform.  In particular we get excited about introducing local talent and helping them establish themselves.

Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? We find inspiration in the creativity of designers and artists whose work we see in studios, workshops and exhibitions around North America and beyond.

What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? First, be passionate and love what you do; learn your trade exceptionally well; and collaborate with others who appreciate your work.

What’s your dream project? To help a young artisan develop a new collection and introduce it to the world.

What art / design trends are you excited about? The fusion of old craftsmanship techniques with contemporary and modern design.