Category Archives: Interview

An Interview with Providence Monthly

I recently sat down with Elyena de Giguel for a chat that was featured in the most recent issue of Providence Monthly Magazine.

Sometimes being a jeweler means that you’re leading a solitary practice, sequestered in your studio without much creative input our output. So, it was a great change of pace to be able to dust off my archive of work and look back into the evolution of what I’ve been working on for the past couple of years. Over the course of a bottle of wine, we talked about my studio practice, jewelry as an art form, my work at the Steel Yard, and more. Check out the full article here.

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An Interview With Winter Moon

I was recently visited in my studio by Olivia from Winter Moon Blog for an Islay Taylor Winter Moon Interviewinterview. Olivia and I chatted about jewelry, design, and what I’ve been making as of late. Here are a couple of my favorite questions that Olivia asked me:

How does an idea become a piece of Jewelry?

“For me, it’s a process of day dreaming, sketching, building, messing up, remaking, finishing, and then putting it on! There isn’t a step-by-step route to transform an idea to a piece of artwork, I find that good ideas just sort of take root and grow into finished products all by themselves.”

tell us about your studio and what you’ve chosen to surround yourself with.

“It’s really important for a studio space to not only function well, but to also be a place that you want spend time in. Our studio is very functional and comfortable, and reflects what each of us is currently working on. There are a ton of tools, machines and materials, but there’s also a common space and lounge area. Frequently, we’ll gather together to share wine and food, talk about art, and then begin collaboratively making new pieces together. Our studio is very fertile!”

As always, Olivia was lovely and we have a really great conversation. It’s always interesting to hear about your interests and goals through another persons filter. To get inside my studio and my head, you can read the full interview here.

Winter Moon Islay TaylorPhoto taken by Olivia Mansion.