Meet our Monthly Maker:
Lauren Stamegna of The Fox & Sun
TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF
I am a small-town Ohio girl who has brought a little bit of that farmhouse style to the east coast. I have always loved creating things from a young age. That carried through into high school where I fell in love with ceramics and then earned a BFA in Jewelry from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I moved to Wilmington about 6 years ago and I found myself with a creative void. I was busy being a new mom and didn’t have much time to do things I enjoyed doing. Desperately needing some creativity in my life, I happened to discover NextFab online and the rest is history. I started The Fox & Sun about a year ago and I’m happy to see how much it has taken off in just a short period of time.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/ WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING ON?
I make custom farmhouse-style signs. I have a variety of designs, but my favorite signs are of people’s handwriting. It is always heartwarming to hear the story behind a sentimental note that people would like to turn into a piece of art and enjoy everyday.
WHAT’S THE HARDEST PART?
Channeling all of my ideas and finding that work/home life balance. I have so many designs that pass through my brain, I can’t quite keep up with the actual production of all these new pieces that I would like to make because I have been busy with a day job and raising two beautiful little girls, one of which is less than a year old.
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
To work in a creative atmosphere all the time– that’s when I’m happiest. I am hoping to make enough money off my signs to support my family. Eventually it would be awesome to have more of a production line of my signs and home decor where I would wholesale to stores and boutiques across the country.