Peta of REforma is an artist who lives in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. She makes really cool upcycled/recycled jewelry from plastic.
Tell us a little about yourself.
About myself... I love wind, storms, mist, green tea, red wine, black olives, steam, ping pong, table football, poker, drawing, writing, Jean Paul Belmondo and biting people. I enjoy unusual and extraordinary stuff, so I surround myself with them. I´m quite a collector of everything from sea stones to cheesy gold accessories.
When did you first start crafting?
At age seven, when I equipped my fish aquarium with thoroughly selected rocks. I also created a feeder for hummingbirds and was very sad and disappointed that no one ever came...well they don´t live in Czech Republic, I realized years later.
Please describe your work in detail. What's your favorite type of crafting/art/design?
There is so many kinds of trash around.. that means unlimited possibilities of crafting! When I walk around town, I always meet some irresistible pile of garbage and my imagination starts to persuade me to look in it.
Plastic is the most favourite material for me. I realized there is something like a scale of precious plastics... like green plastic bottle is something usual as a copper but non-transparent pink one is really big hit...it´s a diamond between bottles (no surprise there is always some strange artificial soda with horrible taste in it, so there is almost nobody buying it).
How has your work evolved from your earlier work?
I hope my work is getting more simple and pure. On the other hand, I have an idea of the line “Haute Réforme” :) It would be dramatic, rich and opulent.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Hmm...At the bottom of the coffee/wine/blueberry juice/another wine?
Where are your products sold (online/stores)?
In few shops in Czech Republic (Prague, Brno, Hradec Kralove). Online in my Etsy shop, Fler and Yiuco.
What advice can you give other crafters when selling their items?
Be seen and heard. And make nice crafts of course:)
Describe yourself in three words:
Broken-nails, scarred-knees, red-hair.
Is there is anything else you'd like to share with us?
A little bit about ecology. Don´t stop look around and realize that everything is connected with everything. But don´t freak out, keep balance and be happy.
You can find Peta and REforma online at the following places:
REforma on Etsy
This interview post was contributed by Heather of Texas Vintage Things.