Ryan-Ashley moves her hands at inappropriate times, speaks without thinking, and often misses the joke, but she's a straight shooter and her heart is 100% in building the maker community in Knoxville and throughout the country.
Her work has been described as, "Playful, yet restrained," and consists of two main bodies of work -- the peyote stitch collection, and the OOAK Sea Change collection.
She's inspired by patterns, architecture, and unexpected color combination, and compelled by reason, order, and a slightly unhealthy obsession with beadwork.
Ryan-Ashley spends some of her time making, some of her time running S+B, and the other 60% of her time doing consultation work and creating brand strategies for small, independent creative businesses and individuals.
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