Copper Cherry

Jessica Nepton-Chayer of Copper Cherry makes the most incredible canvas and leather goods. Her bags are both beautiful and seemingly indestructible. We’re super-pumped to have her back for another round of the Bison. Here’s what she has to say about her work:

“I’m an industrial designer that has started a line of canvas and leather outdoor goods. My goods are designed with a sense of nostalgia; a bit of old school and some modern utilities for the city dwellers who wish to bring adventure with them.”

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What was the first thing you ever made (no matter how gnarly it was)?

In my Grand-pa’s wood shop I would carve stuff (dogs and flowers) with this old electric heat chisel on his
wood scraps. My grand-ma still has them displayed in her house, plus my first wood turned lamps.

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What is the hardest / most challenging part of being a maker?

Being original in a sea of repetion.

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How do you stay motivated when you face these types of challenges?

Deep breaths and a social Media Break.

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Describe your current creative process in 3 words.

Solve Problems Better

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If you have a studio pet(s), what kind of companion animal are they?
Name? Bichou, shitzu/bichon
Age? 13 YRS
Any distinct personality trait of theirs? Always looks cute/angry, senile.
Name? Fisher, the golden
Age? 1 YR
Any distinct personality trait of theirs? Always happy, annoying.

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