Hana Perinova can only be described as a beautiful soul. She is a thoughtful artisan who makes books from reclaimed wood. Her items are hand crafted in the most traditional sense of the word, hewn from a blend of love and mastery. You can’t hold one in your hands without feeling a sense of reverence. I bought one several years ago – it holds my wedding photos.[Read more…] about Creative People: Hana Perinova
Today’s Creative People interview is with Malaika of Place Value Pottery. She is a ceramic artist living, working, and raising a family in St. Louis. Her background is in anthropology and art history, and her passion for both is reflected in her creative work.
Her connection to place, which has been hugely influential in her pottery, was upended by the pandemic. When I reached out to her, she was adjusting to working in her apartment basement during a shelter in place. She speaks about how her creative world, family, and sense of community has shifted, and reminds us why friends are crucial – and pants are not.[Read more…] about Creative People: Malaika