Meet the Maker: Goldfish Marmalade


In the April issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we were delighted to feature an interview with Kimberly Hodges from Goldfish Marmalade. Based near Asheville, North Carolina, Kimberly creates unique sculptures, wreaths, signs and placemats and has had her work displayed in galleries in Tokyo. She started her art career in 1992 selling handmade magnets and bookmarks in Amsterdam and Prague after graduating from UT Austin. Upon moving back to the States Kimberly learned ceramics and started making handmade tiles. Little by little her business progressed and she started making home accent items such as placemats and blackboards in addition to her paintings.



We asked Kimberly about her creative process. She told us;

“Generally it is quite intuitive; I may see an image online or in a magazine and this will spark inspiration. As much as my mind wants to see a finished product before beginning, it really is the process of creating that will produce a piece, so I may sketch an initial outline but the process itself produces the work. As I have gotten older I have come to terms with the fact that there is great resistance to doing anything creative. Reading the War of Art really helped me accept that barrelling through the force field of creative resistance is an intrinsic part of the creative process; at least for me!”



We asked Kimberly about her plans for the future of Goldfish Marmalade. She told us;

“It’s tricky for me at the moment because in my heart of hearts I want to start doing more creative work; the collaborative animated 3-D vignettes with my husband, illustrated stories and maybe even a handmade doll line! Art for art’s sake. I have been an artist long enough to know that the muse cannot guarantee income in creative pursuits.

My ultimate plans are to have more and more time devoted to pure creativity while keeping the faith that the universe will deliver the income to sustain those projects. I would love to work more with others as a creative team.”

You can find Kimberly’s gorgeous work over in her Etsy shop. She’s also on Instagram and Pinterest – be sure to go and say hello!

Read the full interview in the April issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine

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