THE JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST

Marita Knutsen
 

Marita is a ceramicist based in Australia, she makes beautiful hand painted, functional ceramics that are intended to be used not stored.   Her work is inspired by birds and nature and her love of everyday moments being cherished.

About MARITA

Tell US about you and your art

I am a ceramic artist. My work is functional and decorative, my aim is to recognise that everyday moments can be the most cherished.
Behind the Sketchbook
Behind the Sketchbook

What was life like before you found THE UNITED ARTSPACE HUB?

I did not understand my own self and why I made my art. I had no specific goals or plan.

What have you found most useful during your time in the Hub?

I have found all of the content useful. The 7 keys are very important to work through as they guide you to understand your own art and how you may come to make a living from it. The live sessions provide motivation and direct support. The community that has been built in the Hub is supportive, caring and a safe space.

What HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST LESSON?

I have learnt so much! I feel my work has improved and gained clarity since I joined the Hub. I have focus now and a plan. I feel like I’m on the cusp of achieving my dream of making a living from my art.

Where are you now compared to when you joined?

I feel that I have gained confidence in my work. I now have an international supportive group of fellow artists. I know that I can count on you Michelle for support, guidance and motivation. My world has opened up bringing in friends and opportunities.

What has this made possible for you?

The fact that the Hub understands artists and how we think and is presented in such a way that is relevant to us. The understanding that being an artist is the combination of something deeply personal and a small business.
Behind the Sketchbook

Did you have any hesitations about joining The Hub?

I was motivated to join The Hub because I could see it offered the support and information I needed. I also thought that it was very affordable.

If so, how has that perception changed now your are a member?

I am so glad I joined. I have learnt so much about being an artist both professionally and artistically.

Do you have a message for anyone thinking of joining us?

You won’t regret it.

If you could send advice back to yourself 3 years ago, what would you tell yourself?

Join the Hub.
If you would like to see more of MARITA’s work please follow this link:

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maritaknutsenceramics

WEBSITE: https://maritaknutsenceramics.com

 

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