We don’t know about you, but when we come across a well designed mug, we flip. When we first set eyes on Veronica Rufrano’s ceramics at last summer’s San Francisco Fair it was love at first sight. Thank goodness Veronica is joining us again for our Holiday Fair!
Have you always been passionate about design?
I think so. My family is really artistic, so I think design and functional art was a similar but different route I could take.
When/Why did you start working in this particular craft/field?
I took a class in one of my last few years in college, and–like most ceramicists–became obsessed with it. I still make mistakes and am learning so much, so its always exciting.
Have you sacrificed anything to create your business? If so, what was it, and do you have any regrets?
Mostly just time. But I’d usually rather be in the studio than doing something else anyway.
What has been your proudest/favorite moment since creating your business?
Summer Renegade was great, especially after attending so many years myself. Talking to visitors and other artists was also really encouraging- I felt like I was leaving summer camp by the end of it.
How does the city you live in influence your work?
I feel like each neighborhood has its own personality, and I’ve always loved that about San Francisco. So there’s always somewhere new to find inspiration. I like to keep an eye out for color combinations, interesting shapes, or anything new I may have never noticed.
What are some tips or suggestions you’d like to offer to fellow makers?
Always keep practicing and make sure you are making what you like.