Tell us a little about yourself and your creative business.
My name is Cedric Mitchell and I specialize in glass art design. The work that I create ranges from functional to decorative art. Glassblowing for me started out as a hobby and slowly turned into a job at The Tulsa Glassblowing School. At this school I'm a full time employee and I developed Cedric Mitchell Design as a side venture. I've been working with glass for a little over two years and I've progressed very rapidly. The work that I like to create is geared more towards interior design with nice clean shapes. I plan to grow my business throughout Tulsa and introduce them to locally crafted handmade glass.
Any special story as to how you created your business name?
The name of my business is my name and how I can brand myself in the design world. I used Cedric Mitchell Design instead of Cedric Mitchell Glass because it gives me more room to grow in the design world if I want to design things that are not glass.
Why were you drawn to starting a creative business?
Before I started working with glass I was enrolled at Tulsa Community College as a business major. Since then I've switched degree plans and I have an Associates Degree in Arts. I plan on finishing my degree as an Interior Design Major. I’ve always had a business background every since I was younger and owned my own firework stand at the age of 13.
When did you start your business?
I started my business this year summer of 2014
What do YOU love most about your work?
I love working with my hands and creating. Glass has a short working time and constantly has to be reheated which makes for a fast paced working environment. Another thing I love about glass is that it is a very difficult art form.
Where do you find inspiration?
I derive inspiration from everything that I'm around. I'm inspired by other artists and I often find inspiration from reading or listening to music. I love to travel and see new things and I'm highly inspired by new places and people.
What do you enjoy most about the holidays?
I enjoy spending time with friends and family.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
4th of July because its in the summer and I love fireworks.