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Maker interview with Chelsea Andersson
Having recognized the passion, drive, and pure enjoyment of making things that each Making It contestant illustrates, Makerviews is excited to have the chance to highlight, feature, and share insights from each contestant. This Making It series gives a deeper look into these makers lives through their answers to a few, quick questions. Learn more about this series.
Chelsea Andersson is a landscape architect who has worked on projects for Muir Woods, Yosemite, and Joshua Tree. As the owner of ChelseaMakes, Chelsea is also creating modern dollhouse craft kits, miniature sets for stop motion ads, and more.
Check out this interview with Chelsea Andersson, maker from NBC’s Making It.
Making It Interview...
with Chelsea Andersson
What inspires you to keep making things?
"Making things is therapeutic to me; it’s a way to create my dream world. The added bonus of bringing joy in the miniatures I create makes it that much more worth it."
What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?
"Never stop learning, and never stop making. There are so many free ways to learn new skills and techniques - classes, YouTube videos, library books - Just keep practicing and adding to your creative toolkit."
What is your biggest takeaway from Making It?
"I went into Making it unsure if I would be able to handle it - I make miniatures, and many of the challenges are BIG. But it turns out I’m way more capable than I gave myself credit for. I just needed to be a little kinder to myself and have a little faith."
"Never stop learning, and never stop making." — Chelsea Andersson
View and learn more about the Making It interview series. Thank you all for reading this interview - get out there and make things!
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More about NBC's Making It:
Presented, produced, and hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman with judges Dayna Isom Johnson, Simon Doonan, and featuring other guests. Season 1 was set in a serene cabin near Malibu, Season 2 premiered during 2019's Holiday Season, and Season 3 started airing on NBC on June 24, 2021.
"In this six-episode competition, eight of the most talented makers from across the country will take on a variety of handmade projects with the hopes of impressing Poehler, Offerman, and judges. Poehler and Offerman both share a love and passion of craftsmanship, albeit from different perspectives. Poehler is a self-proclaimed crafting novice who has long harbored a secret appreciation for those who can imagine and execute incredible things by hand. Offerman is a New York Times best-selling author in the woodworking space and is well known for his love for making a variety of objects himself.
Every show will revolve around a central theme that draws inspiration from hugely popular, nationwide trends in crafting and DIY, which the whole family can enjoy.
Each episode of the competition will consist of two projects that allow the makers to demonstrate their specialized talent, while sharing skilled insights and touching personal stories. First, the "faster-craft" round will be a timed challenge that will test their ability to not only work quickly but imaginatively as well. Next, the makers will move to the "master craft collection," a one-of-a-kind themed challenge in which the competitors will need to use their expertise and get inventive in order to assemble a winning craft that fits the theme of that week.
Blending the atmosphere of a serene outdoor setting and innovative cinematography designed to showcase the beautiful craftsmanship at work, this friendly competition will focus on the character and camaraderie of the crafting community and through it all, Amy and Nick will provide heartfelt encouragement, guidance and plenty of laughs."— sourced from NBC's Making It
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