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with Jessica Abel
“During our conversation, Victoria shares how being adaptable has been the backbone of her career and creative practice—
Whether she’s developing new ways to teach during a global pandemic, or redesigning her studio to be ergonomically friendly, Victoria has a knack for finding clever workarounds.”
”We also discuss the highs and lows of being multi-passionate, including how to manage Idea Debt when there’s just so much you want to do.
People always ask where I get ideas from. The answer is my imagination and my insatiable curiosity. The truth is that I get so many ideas that I want to pursue, most end up in various stages of not-started or just-begun, and I begin to feel overwhelmed by my own imagination. All those projects are proverbial balls in the air that feel like a chain I’m trying to keep around my wrist, but all the links have been left open. One wrong move and the links will shift to the open slots, and the bracelet will fall off. Definitely not a way to make functional art.— Firing My Boss, Victoria Lansford
More from the episode:
- Victoria debunks the “impossible, improbable, ridiculous” career model she was taught in art school, and shares what worked for her instead.
- Victoria reveals how she turned 2020 into one of her most financially successful years, and why she’ll never return to in-person teaching.
- Victoria opens up about dealing with chronic pain in a physically demanding field. What steps has she taken to prioritize self-care?
- How did Victoria’s website help her land an incredible commission doing large-scale metalwork on a bespoke super yacht?
- “I moved past the sense of rejection and said ‘this is freedom’” — Why Victoria chooses to focus on making art she loves, and not only what sells.
- Why does Victoria hate the ‘J-word’?