ARTIST INTERVIEW: Andria Crescioni
Crescioni is a collection of handmade accessories produced in California and designed by Andria Crescioni since 2013. A modern yet primitive line influenced by traditional craft techniques and the spirit of the American West, Crescioni is the synthesis of old and new; the past and present. We spoke to Andria about her creative journey.
What is your background and how have your past experiences fed into your art?
I attended Parsons School of Design in NYC, and through experiences there, realized I have a very visceral connection to traditional crafts and the handmade process. I decided to launch my collection here in my hometown of Los Angeles after spending time working with artisans in New York and Peru.
Do you feel that your environment feeds into work and if so, what makes your work distinctively Californian?
What’s great about living in California is the natural beauty. I spend most weekends exploring and hiking in Joshua Tree and the Santa Monica Mountains- being able to unwind and disconnect from the city is really important for my design process. The paired down effortlessness of California resonates with me and is something I keep in mind when designing my collection.
What are your top 3 studio essentials?
Open windows with natural light. A rawhide mallet. Music, currently listening to a lot of Arthur Russell.