Who Will Survive the Seven Questions?
Twice a month, we toss seven questions at one of our favorite artists, creators, makers, or innovators. It’s a chance for us to support people in our greater creative community—those who inspire us and intrigue us. Even better, it gives us yet another chance to talk whiskey!
Scott Andrew James is an inspirational poet and speaker who believes in everyday magic and the power of creativity. At home on a 1946 Smith-Corona typewriter, his work has been widely featured online and in print. His three books of poetry have brought peace and comfort to readers from all over the country. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter, and their pug….
Samantha Heligman is the artist behind the popular pottery workshop Settle Ceramics. She believes in making objects that mean something: vessels that will be used and loved for generations. “In a world where so many things are disposable,” says Samantha, “my ceramics are handmade with the intent that they will become a steady favorite and that you will enjoy them everyday, for a lifetime.” Her shop, Settle Ceramics, is “dedicated to making the everyday beautiful for your kitchen and home,” with each object made with an eye toward becoming cherished family heirlooms. All of Samantha’s pieces are hand-thrown and glazed with care. …
Originally from rural Louisiana, Dan Grissom has been designing, painting, print-making and making music out of his garage in Austin for many years, completing celebrated posters for artists ranging from John Prine to Metallica, Salt-N-Pepa to “Weird” Al Yankovic. This October, for the third year in a row, Still Austin engaged Dan to create the label for our Monster Mash Distillery Reserve Series release….