When the holidays roll around and you’re not certain what to get that special lady in your life (or maybe you need a little treat for yourself), AG Ambroult’s got some pretty awesome jewelry for you to select from! But before we all start shopping, here’s a little bit about AG Ambroult straight from Amy Ambroult’s mouth.
First things first: What’s your name, what’s your business name, where are you from, and where are you currently located/crafting?
Amy Ambroult, AG Ambroult, I’m a Boston girl currently living and making on the South Shore.
How did you get your start? Please tell us a little bit about how your business went from an idea to what is is today.
I was a graphic designer in my previous life, but after my daughters were
born, I decided to leave my job. I soon started pursuing more creative
endeavors– and taking metals classes — while staying home to raise my
girls. Before I knew it, I had launched my own line of hand made art
What inspires you the most to create?
This is always a question that I have to answer vaguely, because there’s no
one thing. It’s a conversation, a line from a book, an understated
object in nature, a dream, a feeling, a smell — I pull from experiences
big and small, past and present to design my pieces.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
Working with gold is dreamy, but because of the cost right now, I only get to
use it when I have a commissioned piece. Sterling silver is my go to
metal for now.
Do you have a favorite color palette?
I love natural colors — greens and browns — and since I don’t add
color to my pieces, I use those colors as part of my brand.
Who are some of your favorite indie artist/crafters and why do you love them?
I could not possible narrow it down to a few. I simply couldn’t. There
are so many fantastically creative and inspiring folks, cranking out
amazing works of art and craft.
Any exciting future plans or developments in the works for your business? (Nothing TOP-SECRET, of course!)
Yes, I have a few designs that I will be casting from wax models,
rather than fabricate from raw materials. I’m looking forward to adding
some more dimension to this new line.
What are some other things you like to do when you are not busy making awesome stuff?
I’m slightly addicted to Instagram. When I’m not doing that, I love to
read, cook, garden, hang out with my girls, and rock climb (though,
there is rarely time for that these days, it seems. Sigh.)
What is your favorite background noise to listen to while working?
I’m always listening to a combination of The Moth podcast, NPR, or an
audiobook. It may seem strange, but I rarely listen to music. I’d rather
get lost in a good story.
Thanks Amy! Be sure to check out all of Amy’s amazing pieces at the 2012 Bazaar Bizarre on December 16th!