Our next maker in the series is Maryssa Moczan, of Maryssa Moczan Studios a potter of interesting and one of a kind cups, bowls, and sculpture. She also has an interesting plan for world domination, read on to find out more about your new world leader. Make sure to get your ticket to the Akron Ale Fest in order to get to check out breweries like his first hand!
Who are you, and what is your business?
My name is Maryssa Moczan, and I am a potter, barista, and pottery instructor. I own Maryssa Moczan Studios which is a hand made pottery business.
How do you do it?
Most of my work is created on a pottery wheel, with a few hand built additions.
What do you have that is new this year?
2016 is the year of all things Ohio! I have recently added Ohio mugs to my lineup. I have expanded this line to include magnets, and am excited to see where it takes me!
What is your favorite "thing".
If we are talking business, I would have to go with coffee. I spend my day at work making it, my days off in the studio making coffee mugs and brewing equipment, and my time not in the studio finding new ways to make cold brew. I also have a huge collection of coffee mugs from other ceramic artists. I might be a little obsessed.
Do you have a recent milestone?
My most recent/biggest milestone would have to be obtaining a studio space and filling it with all of the needed equipment about a year and a half ago.
What inspires you?
What doesn't? But really, anything that can be found or grows in nature is my biggest inspiration. I'm that weird person staring at a rock, or tree, or squirrel, or whatever it may be rather than paying attention to what is in front of me.
What drives you?
Making the people that are close to me proud. My family and friends have always been so supportive of my non-traditional choices on life and career choices. Nothing is better than being able to make my supporters proud.
Why are you excited about the Akron Ale Fest?
Beer, Art, and Food, whats not to love?
How would you go about world domination?
I will corner the market on hops and pork products, wait until the weak and sober have died out, then I will take over the world with the desire for tasty breakfast meats and the nectar of the gods!
Bear vs Shark who would win?
If the shark doesn't take the bear out in its first go, we are going to have one annihilated shark.