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Pour Porter Interviews: Erin Considine

May 17th, 2011

Pour Porter featured Erin Considine back in 2009, which on the internet was light ages ago. At the time, Considine wasn’t all that well known and her pieces were only available through her site. When Brannan and I decided we wanted to open an online shop around the same time, Erin was at the top of my list of lines I wanted to carry. I’m proud to say that our Shop was one of the first retail outlets to offer her jewelry. *feels proud* Now Considine’s jewelry can now be found in a bunch of online and brick-and-mortar boutiques. Her label continues to not only grow in distribution, but each season brings a new refinement to her techniques and work.

Of course, all of the above babble leads to the main point of this post: Erin is the next designer up in our designer interviews series! I’ve been sitting on this interview since February, but now feels like the perfect time with her recent features on Of A Kind and The Makers Project.
Oh and in case you didn’t notice, we just added three new Erin Considine pieces to the shop. Enjoy!

1. You’ve been dropped in the middle of a coral reef. Describe a piece of
jewelry you would make from materials you would find there, and sketch it.

Carved, seaweed wrapped ring.

2. Your favourite soup – share the recipe!
Lima Bean Turnip Soup probably sounds gross but it’s so easy and healthy,
good winter veggie use!
{PP: I think it sounds great!}

  • 5 inches of wakame, soaked
  • 1 cup Lima Beans
  • 1 Shallot Diced
  • 2 Carrots cut into chunks
  • 4 small Turnips
  • 1 Cup shredded Cabbage (I like purple!)
  • 5-6 Cups of Water
  • 1 Tblsp Miso
  • Place Wakame, Beans and water into a pot.
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat and simmer 45-60 minutes
  • Add Shallot, Carrots, Turnips, & Cabbage
  • Simmer about 20 minute until beans are tender
  • Add Miso simmer 5-7 minutes

Photo from here

3. Your ideal shelter?
Yurt next to a hot spring.

Photo from here

4. What do you think should be required reading for everyone?
The Warmth of Other Suns, Omnivores Dilemma

Photo on left from NY Times and photo on right from here

5. Share your favourite picture of your studio or living space, or an area
you occupy most frequently.

Current studio space. Photo by Erin Considine
Former studio space. Photos by Erin Considine

6. Sketch your favourite pair of shoes

7. Write your own perfect interview question and then answer it

What’s your favorite color?

The color in between.

8. Show a picture of your favourite mug, teacup, or cup you drink from
most often

Photo by Erin Considine