Okay, so for those of you who follow me on FACEBOOK—I shared a sneak peak of this lovely post and mentioned I’d have an interview up with Emily Reinhardt from THE OBJECT ENTHUSIAST. Well, that day has come!
I’m so excited to share this with you for several reasons. The first reason being that Emily is very talented and deserves the spotlight. She found her calling and figured out a way to turn her dream into her career. Not only does she have a talent for making gorgeous homewares, but she’s intuitively great behind a camera and understands how to style her product shots. If you look at Emily’s instagram, you’ll see that she just has an eye for this sort of thing.
Second, I’ve become increasingly appreciative of small business owners and those who have the guts to take a risk and follow their dreams. It doesn’t happen enough! Third, I know how hard it is to quit your day job, but when I decided to take the leap, stories like Emily’s helped inspire and motivate me—which is why I’d like to share as many of these stories as I can on the blog.
The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling.—Fabienne Fredrickson
Okay. So let’s get into the good stuff, shall we?
M: Your brand is picking up some serious attention. Did you open your shop with these expectations or did you start out thinking “this will be a fun side project”?
ER: When I opened my shop in 2011 I was really just trying to get rid of the things I made in undergrad. After I started fulfilling a few orders, I started getting more excited, and I realized I had found my calling. New work started to develop when I was able to start building a studio with a wheel and a kiln. I really never dreamed I’d be doing what I’m doing, but all of the sudden this became my dream!