In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Ellen Mote of EM Jewelry + Design. Mote discusses her yo-yo relationship with the craft: discovering it in college, setting it aside for a period, and finally returning to the art, now with commercial success in tow. Meek also remembers the late Reverend Wilbert Austin, discusses the documentary, "What About Waco," and billboards a new dining concept coming to downtown.
Inside the Episode:
0.50: The passing of City Council member Rev. Wilbert Austin
2.28: "What About Waco" documentary with writer/director Chris Charles Scott
3.55: Food hall coming to downtown?
4.33: Ellen Mote's journey to Waco
5.55: "Well, I wanted to go to art school..."
6.33: Finding Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design program
7.00: Making school a full time job
8.04: Life-changing wisdom from a grad student
9.18: The nascent days of Lula Jane's and learning from Nancy Grayson
11.27: How do you make jewelry for a living?
13.10: From a classroom in Lubbock to a studio in Portland
14.11: The start of EM Jewelry+Design
16.20: Evolution after 1.5 years
17.59: Doubt creeps in
20.20: Kill the imposter!
20.45: Getting in a routine
23.08: Her relationship with Magnolia
24.40: The vision for EM?
26.24: Best personal and professional reasons for being in Waco