Sophia Sohyun Kim | Episode 823
Sophia Sohyun Kim enjoys doing the job with clay. The inspiration of doing work with clay, the texture of reliefs, and slash outs are energizing to Sophia. Throwing clay on the potter’s wheel, in unique, can be addictive to Sophia as it is quiet and personal it is like a meditation for her as she has to heart herself just before she can center the clay. Trees have been Sophia’s obsession for a long time. Her fascination on tree barks started out while getting pics of birch, oak, and cedar trees in the Pacific Northwest. Sophia has been mesmerized that the the trees all appear to have scars on their barks and try to notify us their tales which connect with to us… Sophia watchfully listens to their stories to share botanic exquisiteness past cicatrix.
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They say the very best purchaser to obtain is the buyer you currently experienced. They are the least expensive to maintain. So how do you continue to keep in contact with the shopper foundation that you have taken many years to make when you had a great place?
Which is a superior problem. I basically have pretty a number of real buyers that have been amassing my get the job done given that my very first vocation. Eight many years ago I started off this signature design and at any time considering that I have very a several buyers coming back and getting in contact with me by email or texting and they come to my studio by creating an appointment and invest in from the studio. So I am fairly blessed because I have a large amount of faithful current prospects.
Do you have an electronic mail checklist that you attain out by way of to your clients?
I do have an electronic mail record but I am not seriously a tech particular person. I am seriously bad with the computer. I despise engineering. I dislike sitting down in entrance of the laptop. I really don’t intellect accomplishing it on the phone with Instagram or email. I have so numerous emails piled up for 8 a long time and I had to acquire them alongside one another and manage them so that is just one additional to the listing that I have not done. (laughter)
Do you at any time request your present buyers to convey to their buddies?
I do not usually, but they do. (laughter) So I appreciate my consumers since they are actually nice men and women. Most of my shoppers are genuinely wonderful, they are humble down to the earth, and they are not abundant, rich, individuals but they enjoy my perform.
Does staying component of Area of interest support customers learn you?
Certainly, I imagine so. There are 15 different artists so if for illustration 1 artist has just one hundred existing clients then it’s how many thousands of mates and family members perhaps who will be shelling out. So for guaranteed.
How do you obtain new clients?
Instagram. (laughter) When I was at the sector I was not lively at all on social media. I am not a social media form of human being and I wasn’t feeling really comfy exposing me and my work, to0 much on social media due to the fact it wasn’t vital. I now experienced fantastic exposure at the sector and why would I be bothered, ideal? I didn’t even have plenty of time to make and sell at the marketplace, a ton of individuals explained to me I must do Instagram and that it was fantastic publicity and I disregarded them. (laughter) Then I acquired out of the market and I had no in which to go and all the reveals had been cancelled and the market was closed so I didn’t know what to do and I realized that I experienced to do Instagram.
My past dilemma is: Is there anything that you desire I would have asked you?
My signature design: Rusty Birch. My birch structure and how it was designed and the story behind it.
I just adore trees. I grew up suburban in South Korea and anytime I go to university I experienced to stroll into the forest, not a forest, but by the trees and I just feel at house each time I stroll inside of the trees. And my tree bark style started off from painting and drawing and using photos of West Coastline tree barks. So I made use of to consider a ton of images of bark and bark appears to speak to me in some way. And they have a good deal of scars on the exterior and whenever I glance at the scar or the bark of the tree it feels like it’s conversing to me. I didn’t suggest to produce bark texture or nearly anything, it just arrived to me. It just happened a person day, I was actively playing with the slip and texture and scratching a sprucing them and it came to me 1 working day. So it was just intended to be, I think.
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