Meet Anthony Page of Detroit, MI, who creates handbags using recycled materials such as potato chip bags and denim. He has been fashioning his unique products for the past 15 years.
What do you remember wanting to be when you grew up?
What inspired you to start creating your artwork & how did you turn it into a business?
I have always been creative. I have two beautiful daughters who would say, "Daddy, make me something." After wearing my purses out in public, they received a lot of attention and I said to my wife, "I think I'm on to something."
What do you most love about the creative process?
My finished product and the quality of my workmanship.
What makes your artwork unique or distinctive?
Everything starts with an idea. Turning someone's trash into a treasure is my specialty.
What do you enjoy doing besides making art?
Reading, fishing, and swimming.
You can find lots of Anthony's fabulous upcycled creations at Yellow Door and online. Stay tuned for more fun & interesting info about Anthony all week!
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