Today we’d like to introduce you to Lottie Frick.
Lottie, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m a creative at heart so I really think I try to infuse creativity in everything I do. When I was young, I did community theatre and danced and then studied theatre in college which really shaped how I see the world. I now work in social media & the digital marketing world and then continue to have side gigs like directing theatre and working on my fiber art & jewelry business Rust & Roze. I started weaving a few years ago after taking a workshop and loved getting to work with my hands after so much of my time working on screens.
I started weaving as a hobby and then wanted to start selling my work. Family and friends were my first customers and I had the amazing opportunity to art direct a photoshoot featuring my jewelry with generous friends of mine modeling. At the time, I was working at Living Spaces in social and they commissioned me to create a large rainbow wall hanging to be featured in their kid’s catalog. It ended up being a 32” piece that then went on to be featured on Etsy at the start of quarantine. That put me into full production and am so grateful for that incredible opportunity to be seen.
I hope to one day combine weaving and theatre into one spectacular installation piece.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I think I’ve gotten really lucky, and acknowledge my inherent privilege in that. I’ve made great friends that always make sure to mention my name in a room of opportunities and have said yes almost always. The hardest struggle in the creative world seems to be getting seen, but I’m of the mindset that if you put in the work, surround yourself with awesome people (that uplift your voice and art) and make something killer, the opportunities will keep coming.
Please tell us about Rust & Roze.
Rust & Roze is a fiber art and jewelry business that creates woven wall hangings, and boho accessories. I’m most proud of the slow-made process of weaving, of creating an inclusive space, striving to be as creative as possible. I’m proud of using my platform to drive activism and raise donations. In the past few months, we’ve raised nearly $500 for Black Lives Matter. At the end of the day, I just want to spread joy — through wall hangings that make you smile after a long day, through bold pom earrings that make you feel kickass. As a personal artist, I just want to put as much creativity and thoughtfulness out into the world as possible and I try to do that through fiber art and theatre.
Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Wow. Really digging deep and putting me on the spot here! I’m terrible at picking favorites which stem from my inherent inability to make decisions as a Libra. But I think it’s a toss up between riding horses with my mom and that curtain call moment after a really great show.
- Rainbow Wall Hanging – starts at $120
- Cascade Wall Hanging – starts at $150
- Pom Pom Earrings – $50
- Website: www.rustandroze.com / rustandroze.etsy.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @rustandroze, @lottiefrick
Lifestyle Photography by Flora Demirchian