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the art of gifting with clay witt

clay witt is a painter, printmaker, calligrapher, and jewelry designer. he holds a ba from the university of virginia and an mfa from the university of massachusetts at amherst. featuring gold leaf, heavy shadows, and contrasting textures, his work combines idiosyncratic technical practice with quiet meditations on the natural world.

below, we chat with clay about his art, holiday traditions, and of course, his gift picks for everyone on his holiday list.

artist q&a

what are you working on now that’s most exciting? a new series of work that contrasts fields of vibrant flowers interspersed dark and slightly unsettling elements.

where is your work available for sale? at scarpa, @rscwitt on instagram, or by commission.

do you have a favorite holiday tradition? a big beautiful tree.

favorite holiday movie? home alone and die hard

what would you give your nearest and dearest from scarpa? a gift certificate! my wife kelly loves the experience of shopping at scarpa and that’s part of the present.

which pair of shoes do you reach for most days? blundstone boots

classic scarpa questions: duke’s or helman’s? cake or pie? duke’s and cake

do you have a current favorite podcast? you’re wrong about

where would you or where do you travel to be inspired? I spent a lot of time traveling in my younger life, so I’m a homebody now… inspiration comes from within.

what have you created that will never be for sale? a painting I gave my wife on the occasion of our wedding.

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