WE'RE LOVING: LaFortune Artisania Designs

Watching my mother knot her way through 1970s macrame books was a form of meditation of mine as a child. This fascination with thoughtful repetition and resulting creation still informs my artistry today. Ceramics has long been my medium of choice, and macrame allows me to bring new dimension to the craft: combining artforms and textures to make work that floats in space. This intersection of the natural world and the work of the human hand creates a new kind of place for plant life to thrive, and brings forth a moment of serenity wherever it lives.

Love & Macrame,
Heather LaFortune

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1. How + when did you get your start?

I started doing macrame as a young girl. My mother taught me the basics when I was around the age of 12. I reconnected with my love for knotting while traveling in Mexico in 2015 and the creative process has continued to blossom since then.

2. Where do you draw inspiration from?

Most of my inspiration comes from traveling. I’ve always been creative; I’ve worked with many mediums but the work I’ve been doing recently is very mobile and can be done almost anywhere.

3. Why did you choose Cape Cod?

My lifestyle is very nomadic. My family lives on cape cod and I spent most of my childhood there so that’s where my roots are but I usually don’t stay in one place for more than a few months.

4. Describe your perfect vacation

I have tried to create a lifestyle that is like living a vacation. I love the work I do and am fortunate enough to be able to live a lifestyle that I love because of it. It’s not always easy moving around so much but it fuels me creatively and feeds my desire to see the world.

5. What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I’m usually outdoors in nature, reading, exercising or creating.

6. What is your ideal style?

My style is modern bohemian.

Kevin O'Shea