Our May Artist of the Month, Morgan Hill, celebrates the pleasure of excess and indulged desires with her line of jewelry and wearable art – Bad Habits. With a wide range of aesthetic and conceptual influences from 90’s pop culture, horror films, and couture fashion to her Southern Christian upbringing in an extended family of farmers in Eastern Arkansas, Morgan uses color and form to create incredibly cravable pieces you’ll want to wear on repeat.
Read on to learn more about Morgan!
Artists are the guides to expression. Everyone has to find ways to express themselves, but artists clear the path.
What are your favorite materials to work with/types of items to make?
From where do you draw your inspiration?
What is your creative process like?
What is the most rewarding thing about your practice?
And what challenges do you face as an artist?
Outside of your practice, do you do any other creative activities/what are your interests?
What role does the artist have in society?
What is art/craft to you?
Could you tell us about your favorite artist or artist that inspires you?
I am surrounded by a community of artists where I live near Penland School of Craft. I think I am the most inspired by the ones I see every day in my studio and visit theirs down the street. Most of my friends are artists, and I am fortunate also to have a partner that is a craftsperson. I think currently my arts community as a whole is my favorite artist.
You can shop a selection of Morgan’s work in our Store at 5645 Butler Street, Pittsburgh and online. You can find Morgan online at morganhillcreative.com and on Instagram at @morganhillcreative and @badhabitsbymorganhill.