Friday, May 13, 2011

Spotlight on...

Mackwire Wire Sculpture

Gloria's Jewelry Box is very excited about our weekly Artist Spotlight Series. This is the second interview of many to come. You have to check out the amazing work from this talented artist! Show her some love!

1. Tell me a little about yourself! What inspired you to open an ETSY shop and what is your business?

I'm a wire sculptor from Baltimore City. I've been twisting and doodling with wire for over ten years. My specialty is the human figure but I dabble in just about anything. Etsy's DIY culture has inspired me along with the ease of it's networks, so I've set up a little shop to sell some of my smaller retail pieces.

2. What ETSY team(s) are you a part of?

The Etsy Tristate Area Team
Maryland Etsy Street Team

3. When did you begin your business?

Officially I started my business in 2004 .

4. What inspires you to create?

Difficult to say what inspires me. Inspiration changes from day to day and place to place. One night it will be a specific kind of bird and the next, maybe an acrobat.

5. What do you envision your business in the next five years?

I'm hoping to keep my business growing and take it full time.

6. What is the best business advice you have ever received?

It's all about the light.

7. What are three of your favorite ETSY shops?

ETSY is full of so much creativity, I would hate to pick.

8. What is something that you tried crafting, that turned about to be a disaster?

Every dog that I've ever tried to sculpt has turned out a disaster. Not sure why that is, I've sculpted nearly everything seems.

9. What are three things that few people know about you?

I'm color blind, a sucker for the ballet, and I used to be a choir boy like Sting.

10. Check out this fabulous seller at...!/mackwire

Enjoy ;)


  1. I used the little trees and wire roses as wedding favors, and everyone LOVED them :)

  2. I have a Mackwire frog and a little tree on my desk at work. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't ask about where I got it. They are such unique pieces.

  3. I have the first ever Mackwire jewelry tree and it is magnificent! It is so beautiful and functional at the same time. I can't wait to get one of the gorgeous new bowls!