Obsessions - Sam, The Soda Fountain
interview byMeadowlark
Published Thu, 23 Dec 2021

Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain in our Showroom

Strawberry Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Painting by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Bowl by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain via Honey Fingers

Honey Via Honey Fingers

Bees via Honey Fingers

Artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat

Painting by Cy Twombly

Painting by Cy Twombly

Photography by Guy Bourdain

MARSHA JOHNSON, 1974 UNIQUE POLAROID PRINT © THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. LICENSED BY ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK.

GRACE JONES, 1984 UNIQUE POLAROID PRINT © THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. LICENSED BY ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK.

We’re big fans of Sam - known as The Soda Fountain. She makes beautiful, playful ceramics. One of our most recent additions to the Showroom was a checkered vase that she made for us. Read through our interview with Sam below to discover her latest obsessions…

I’m obsessed with listening to

The silence of the world on my balcony and the wind blowing through the trees and the bees flying around and landing on flowers. Literally, my favourite soundtrack. Otherwise, a playlist that I can dance to.

I’m obsessed with creating

My ceramics. I love getting lost in sculpting things with my hands and then painting my little squares. I do miss having the time to paint on canvas though but that will happen soon.

I’m obsessed with reading

I love a good novel - fantasy/fiction is my jam because I need to get lost in another lifetime when this world becomes too harsh for me. I am a dreamer, true and through.

I’m obsessed with the art of

Salvador Dali, Cy Twombly, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Basquiat, Louis Bourgeois, Raphael, Michaelangelo, Ruth Asawa etc, etc.

I’m obsessed with the photography of

My dear friend, Phillip Huynh is a genius behind the lens. Guy Bourdain was incredible. Mapplethorpe, Twombly, Andy Warhol. Just LOVE.

I’m obsessed with wearing

Comfortable pieces that bring me joy and make me feel like myself on whichever day that particular outfit is me. I have many outfits that suit different moods.

I’m obsessed with helping/doing my part in

Helping my dear friend, Nic Dowse of Honey Fingers, on his mission to bee-keep in a beautiful, natural, healing way. His insight to the world of bees and his passion to continue learning and developing new ideas surrounding bees is always inspiring.

I'm also obsessed with…

My cats. Sleeping. Eating wonderful food with wonderful humans. Making sure my friends and family know I love and adore them beyond anything.

Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain in our Showroom

Strawberry Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Painting by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Bowl by Sam/The Soda Fountain

Vase by Sam/The Soda Fountain via Honey Fingers

Honey Via Honey Fingers

Bees via Honey Fingers

Artwork by Jean Michel Basquiat

Painting by Cy Twombly

Painting by Cy Twombly

Photography by Guy Bourdain

MARSHA JOHNSON, 1974 UNIQUE POLAROID PRINT © THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. LICENSED BY ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK.

GRACE JONES, 1984 UNIQUE POLAROID PRINT © THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR THE VISUAL ARTS, INC. LICENSED BY ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK.