Hard wired to Art - Evie Chang

It is always fascinating to watch how artists develop their craft, how they create. There is something sensual and intriguing in the talent hidden in their hands. The fact that it takes only their imagination to make an emotional rollercoaster in another person. Their unique expression puts a spotlight on their art and makes us craving for more.
In the light of recent events worldwide, art that brings joy and positive emotions is more welcomed than ever. Art that represents the world in its best form. A welcoming place of imagination, creativity, and playfulness. In that little corner, we found Mud Monster Clay Works. Pottery brand that came from the hands of inspiring young artist Evie Chang. 

Where are you from? Where does the art journey start for you? 

I'm from California! I have been doing art since I was a child. I started in painting and moved into ceramics.

What is the first emotion that drives you towards creating an art piece? Do you recognize the connection immediately and let yourself flow on the creative process? Or do you "bake" the inspiration for some time?

Excitement would probably be the closest descriptor. I usually won't start on an idea immediately, I think it's important to give them time to bounce around. 

What is the back story of your design? Because every one of us sees the world through separate lenses. How hard it must be to transfer it to other people?

I don't think there's much of a back story, I just make things I'd like and think others would like as well.

When it comes to making a living from your art, what are the main struggles? And what would be your advice for starting artists?

I'm fairly self motivated but I think the hardest part is being regular about the time you spend on your practice and being prepared to expand. My advice for starting artists is to give yourself a lot of time to get off the ground! It took me a couple years to gain any traction.

What do you prefer, single pieces or storytelling through a whole project? And what approach do you use in each case?

I much prefer single pieces or small sets. I can have a hard time committing to working on one piece for extended periods of time.

Why do you use certain materials? What connects you with them, and makes you feel they are perfect for your art piece?

I use b-mix, which is a white stoneware clay body. I like that it is smooth and easy to form, but I think I mostly use it because I am very used to it.

What does ART, in general, mean to you?

I think of art as a piece of human nature, just like one of those things we are hard wired to do. I think the art we make in any form is the greatest expression of our individual selves.
The FOURLINEdesign team would like to thank Evie Chang for sharing inspiring thoughts with our community.