Introducing the lovely Nooshin Manoochehri! You can visit her in Studio A303!
Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. Where are you from? Where did you study? How long have you been an artist?
A: I have worked with clay for over 40 years. I studied industrial design at university of Bridgeport where I learned how to make molds and do production. I furthered my education with an art degree at San Jose State University. With my passion in clay I have been involved in many large events and production. I shared my passion for 14 years with children of all ages in northern California schools. I love to create with clay, this joy always shows in my work.
Q: What is the first thing you remember making/creating by hand?
A: A pair of horses heads made in to book ends.
Q: What do you love most about your art?
A: The softness of my clay, also the bright colors that I use.
Q: What is your biggest obstacle with your art?
I have to have it all perfect. Will do something that didn’t work over and over till it’s done right.
Q: Describe a typical art creativity session. What is it like? For example, do you work in silence, or do you work to music? Do you prefer to be alone, or do you need people around?
A: I like working in the middle of the night over looking at the view from my apartment. Love the peace and quiet of the night. If I put music on it will be very soft.
Q: Did you always know you wanted to make the art you make today? Did you start out in a different medium in the early days?
A: As far back as I remember myself I wanted to be an artist and make things with my hand. When I was very young, I used to mix dirt with water, turning it in to mud, then make bowls and statues with it.
A: Now that I’m all settled in to my space. I like to be able to share some of my technique with the people in the east coast. I also have all these new designs in my head that I like to be able to create with clay.
Q: What is your favorite thing about the arts community?
A: How every one has their own individuality.
*You can meet Nooshin in her Studio A303 on First Saturday Open Studios. Stop by and say Hello!!