Beekman 1802 has always been about recognizing and supporting artisans–blacksmiths, ceramicists, weavers. You show us someone who is creating something from nothing, and we are instantly smitten.
We manage all of our own social media ourselves, so we freely admit that we were a little late to the game in creating our Instagram account (click here to see), but now we use it to catalog anything that inspires us throughout the day. It could be something on the farm, something we are cooking, or something we are designing (and quite often our dog or the goats!)
What we love about Instagram is all the people who don’t necessarily call themselves artists or photographers in real life, but nonetheless do some pretty spectacular things with their phone camera and their imagination. It’s like arts + crafts in the digital age.
So we decided to start the Good -grammer Project. (“grammer” referring to someone who is particularly skilled at using Instagram)
Here is how it works:
We send one grammer a surprise box of items from Beekman 1802 and then see what that inspires them to create. If you like what you see, follow that artisan’s account! We’ll be adding a new artisan about once month.
Artisan: Cat Morris (follow her Instagram feed here: catmorris)
Artisan: Akira Ohiso (follow his Instagram feed here: ohisotm)
Artisan: Bryce March (follow his Instagram feed here: cardreaderb)
Artisan: Vicki Whicker (follow her Instagram feed here: vickiwhickeriphoneography)
Artisan: Edoardo Morera (follow his Instagram feed here: emorera13)
Do you know someone who uses their Instagram account in a creative way? Tell us about them in the comments section below. They might be our next featured artist!