We're so happy to call Angel Oloshove a part of the Feliz Family. Her dreamy vessels and #rainbowchasing have kept our imaginations afloat during dreary winter months and stressful holiday shopping. She does us a kindness and answers a few questions we have:
Name: Angel Oloshove
Business: Angel Oloshove Ceramics
Product: ceramics and pottery
Location: Houston, TX
Astrological sign: Virgo
What you had for breakfast: green smoothie and plenty of coffee
Take us through a little bit of your process from concept to creation
I currently make a like of functional Ceramics that I develop and work on along side my fine art sculptural work. For the functional work I make my decision in the process of making, allowing myself room to create new forms and play with the work.
What places do you look to for inspiration these days?
I am a total tumblr freak. I'm on tumblr all day looking at images from pastel pages to landscape photography. My latest favorite thing are images of buildings at sunset. There's these interesting captures of light from the sunsets, reflected on the ground and also the light coming from the homes themselves. Sunset is a really magical time.
We've heard that you're engaged to an incredible artist!! [Congratzz] What's it like to be in love and sharing with another creative person. Do y'all collaborate and edit each other's work?
Thank you!!! Yes my fiancé, Jed Foronda is so incredibly talented. We're both really into these specific and detailed processed but we come at it from different angles. For example, he's very clean and neat to keep his paper peices clean. I on the other hand am very messy and dirty in my studio. We are working on a group of vessels together where I create the forms in clay, then he goes in and meticulously carves out the surface with this psychedelic patterns. It's pretty fun to have someone that gets the whole creative process. We can celebrate a success together but also empathize when we have bad studio days. We're pretty lucky.
What is the most frustrating aspect of your process, and what is the easiest?
The most frustrating part of my process is the kiln chaos factor. Regardless of your planning or intent sometimes the kiln gods really take it out on you. It's humbling loose a while shelf of work due to a tiny air bubble in your clay. The business side of it is tough too. It's hard to make invoices after a long day of making, but ya gotta do it!
The easiest thing for me is the creative problem solving and creating the work. I know what I want and completely envision it in my minds eye before I make it from form, color, weight, it's all there I just have to make it.