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Here’s your chance to talk directly with the creative team behind our crafts content and merchandise. Learn what inspires them, what they love about their jobs, how they got started, and what American Made means to them. Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, and check back often to see the answers. Please remember to include your full name and hometown.
Q:What materials do you like working with the most? What’s your specialty?
Found objects, from the ocean edge to the forest floors. I often reuse vintage canvas, linen, and leather. —Hannah
Q:Where do you find inspiration?
I love going to flea markets and antiques shows to hunt down treasures: an old postcard or a little piece of fabric, vintage packaging, a pattern on a dinner plate, or just a unique color combination—really anything can spark an idea. —Stefanie
Q:What is your best piece of advice for this year’s pool of nominees?
Take the best photographs that you can. Make sure that you are showcasing your work in the best way possible. —Marcie
Q:What does American Made mean to you?
Taking all this great country has to offer—history, tradition, a mix of cultures, abundant resources, the cities, the countryside—and creating a business that celebrates it all. —Silke