"If your heirs don't fight over it, we won't make it"
- Jonathan Adler
So inspired by Jonathan Adler's passion to pursue his talent and always think bigger. I first read about him on one of my favorite blogs elementsofstyleblog.com by Erin Gates, genius founder of the blog and business, was totally in love with the man. She got a chance to do an interview with him and posted the entire thing on her blog with her commentary which made it all the more enjoyable to read.
In a nutshell...Adler was an art history student at Brown University then held a job in the movie industry before he "vowed" never to hold a 9-5 again. He made the leap to pursue his hobby of throwing pots which began in middle school. He presented his pots to Barneys and they placed an order, a fairly large order which drove him to find a way to accommodate the clients demand. He got in touch with Aid to Artisans, and finds a village of potters in Peru that are able to provide him with the labor he needs to fulfill orders for the American market.
It is just so remarkable what desperation and being stubborn can do for you. I quit my 9-5 to give my 150% to my dream in the hopes of being able to build and drive whatever talents and creativity I have to make it bigger and better. I would have never thought if I had a product to market to the likes of retail luxury giant Barney's. You have to really back your product and hold your heart in the palm of your hand as an artist waiting for the response of your audience. But the anxiety balances out when you get the end response you were hoping for. Everything takes time and needs an opportunity, the challenge is choosing the opportunity at a time that's right for you.
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