Molly Bradford of Stranger Studio is back at the Bison with her eclectic mix of ceramic pots, dishes, and sculptures! Not only does her work make great gifts, but you may want to treat yourself to a cool ceramic to make a great conversation starter during your holiday dinner. She describes her business as “a one-woman funky factory for ceramics.” Catch her at the Bison from November 30 to December 2, Follow her on Instagram (@stanger__studio) to see more of her work and read on to discover what inspires her!
Royal Bison: What’s new for your line or business this season?
Stranger Studio: I’ve been experimenting with new shapes in more neutral colours.
RB: What do you think sets your work apart from similar makers or designers?
SS: I think my work has a sense of humour about it. Like some of these pieces might waltz away and have their own Netflix comedy special if I’m not paying attention.
RB: How do you feel about being a part of the Edmonton creative community?
SS: Very lucky. Last night when I was driving home I saw a bumper sticker that read: “Edmonton: if you don’t like then f*** right off.” It really gave me the feels.
RB: Please gush about a few of your designer, maker, or creative crushes!
SS: Right now I’m crushing hard on Julian Watts. He works with wood primarily, but you wouldn’t be able to tell because his pieces are so weird looking and organic. The textures always blow me away.
RB: Do you have a favourite holiday tradition you can share with us?
SS: My favourite thing to do over Christmas holidays is to drink wine while doing a puzzle and watching movie marathons.