Ethan and JoAnn
JoAnn Stratakos collaborated on our Goldfish Mug and Bowl with a talented friend of hers who happens to be 7 years old. Ethan, the grandson of Joann’s best friend in college, was born in Ireland and moved to California in 2014. When he was 5, he began taking art classes, and and has enjoyed learning colored pencils, oil pastels, watercolor, and acrylic painting. At home, he dabbles in sketching, clay, and crafts. His mom began sharing photos of his art on social media. JoAnn fell in love with the simplicity of the lines and asked if she could transfer some of his art into clay mugs, plates, and bowls. Permission was given, and JoAnn started to create designs inspired by Ethan’s paintings, including our Goldfish Bowl and Mug.