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Meet Olivia Snyder of Faerie Hive in Plano

Today we’d like to introduce you to Olivia Snyder.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
The first drawing I ever considered “good” that I created was a magical unicorn I copied out of a book when I was in the fifth grade. Since then, I’ve been through a variety of styles and media; now that I’m old and cranky, returning to the blazing neon colors and design aesthetic present in my youth brings a delightful sense of nostalgia and magic to my art.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m not sure anybody in art has a smooth road; frankly, it SHOULD be bumpy. Struggles, frustrations, and mistakes help you to grow! Personally, my biggest struggle is figuring out how to balance raising my kids and making my art.

I’ve been used to working alone, at my own pace, alone in my studio. Now I have two assistants, who want to help me all the time! Fortunately, they love making things out of clay, so they learn lots hanging out with their mother in her studio.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Faerie Hive – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Currently, my shop is known as Faerie Hive. I decided when I started making pieces and paintings for Faerie Hive, that I would be specializing in what I love: magical, nature-inspired art with more color than you can shake a stick at.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I’m stayin’ the course right now! Just keep on making what I love, and slowly expand my reach as best I can. If we’re talkin’ dreams, I’d love to have a large pottery studio with a public shop! Maybe someday!

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  • Instagram: @olisny
  • Facebook: @faeriehive
  • Twitter: @olisny

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