Ernest Hawkins Bondo Sculptured Figurines
Tell us about your business.My small sculptures figurines capture bits of everyday life, children playing, parents and children, musicians and people going about there everyday business are all represented in my sculptures. Not content with figurine sculptures, I also created a line of soft sculptured dolls for everyone to enjoy. My dolls have come to be collectors items.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.My workshop is located in my home, there I have everything needed to create my art work. Using different gages of Wire, Wood Base, Bondo Material and Spray Paint.+
What inspires you?I'm truly inspired by Spritiual visions and Life, just remembering my childhood. Thinking about people in the world and how each person is filled with challenges and what they may do to overcome their challenges, that inspires me.
What makes your business stand out?According to my research, I've found no one else venturing in this area of crafts. By being Original and Unique in knowing that all item's are crafted by hand.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Never stop dreaming your dreams. Remember we all can't be an overnight success.
What does American Made mean to you?Just that, to be made in America by an American citizen.Being able to create from my visions, which enables me to give back to my community.
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