We had the good fortune of connecting with Tasha Minford and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tasha, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
Art has always been an influential part of my life. From the basic art classes, creating my own play in elementary school, to high school pottery. I found that I thrived in artistic environments. As I continued down my creative path, I discovered I had an eye for cake decorating which was the beginning of my business endeavors. After a mother-daughter embroidery class, I discovered my love of hand embroidery.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art challenges the notion that hand embroidery has to be delicate in subject matter. What sets my fiber art apart from others is my style that blends southern culture with my hispanic roots. As an Atlanta native, I feel like my art represents the diversity in our community by my use of southern and hispanic colloquialisms. I would not be where I am today without the immense support of the Atlanta art community with a special shout out to Mike Huddleston and CC Indivero of Georgia Vintage Goods. Through them I have found artists, now friends, that help guide and encourage me along my journey. There is still a lot to learn and I look forward to, and trust in, the process.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I couldn’t show Atlanta without my favorite places to eat because food is everything. For breakfast I immediately think of The Flying Biscuit for the Southern Scramble. Eats for jerk chicken and southern sides and Carroll Street Cafe for the honey covered Brie appetizer and pasta. The murals on Estoria are always beautiful to see and discover artists. A tattoo at Southern Star followed by drinks at the Clermont Lounge.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I don’t think I would have been able to get as far as I am today without my husband, Perry. He has made all of this possible through his never ending support and love. He has always been my sounding board and partner in everyday life and in my art.

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