Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Megan Steer, and I'm a native of Wayne, Pennsylvania currently residing in New York. I initially began studying jewelry design when I was a student at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr. It quickly became a great love of mine and I went on to study jewelry formally in college. I like pieces that are highly tactile, and sculptural: I want everything I carve to feel good on the body. I strive to make jewelry that has a "magical" quality to it, too; we need more enchantment in our daily lives. I'm also a Reiki Master, and I recently began studying Flamenco.
What will shoppers find in your tent?
They will find a big collection of sterling and bronze pieces hand-carved/sculpted by me and set with precious and semi-precious stones. They will also find a smaller collection of pieces I've created using vintage findings. And scarves! Silk scarves I've hand-painted with very saturated, rich colors.
Where do you find your inspiration?
So many places. The Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts movements primarily, along with 70s Glam rock, ancient metal craft, and, as always, the natural world. A tremendous number of designs come to me in dreams.
Besides Clover, where is your favorite place to shop for art, antiques, vintage or handmade?
Etsy, first and foremost! But I also love the Brooklyn Flea and the Antiques Garage Flea Market in Chelsea.
What possession do you most cherish?
My mother made me a spectacular, sheer, ankle-length tunic when I was a teenager- and I proceeded to wear it, steadily, for the next 17 years. I finally had to retire it last year, but I will never get rid of it. It is so beautiful, and was made with so much love. To me, it is one of the most marvelous things ever created.
Where can people find you outside of the Clover Market?