The Lonely Edges

Jane Pollak: The Lonely Edges of an Art Business

September 26, 2022 Christina Frei Season 2 Episode 5
The Lonely Edges
Jane Pollak: The Lonely Edges of an Art Business
Show Notes


  • Standing up for yourself when there’s no net
  • How to start something with community support
  • Starting a high-end art business
  • How the universe works its magic
  • The importance of taking it one step at a time
  • How to not do art or business alone
  • How to just roll with it when things fall apart

JANE POLLAK New York was born out of the onset of the 2020 pandemic. Jane sewed her first pillow design during a workshop on Penny Rugs at the Guilford Art Center the weekend before the shutdown. With enough material to craft a second pillow and a locked-down New York City, Jane began creating these cushions for her own home, family and friends. Soon after, she was encouraged to create an Etsy shop. The demand grew from there.

Pollak is well-known in the art world for her highly sought-after business, An Egg by Jane, for 30 years, which she founded and operated from 1973 – 2003. Featured on The Today Show and The New York Times, her work is part of the collection of the Smithsonian, and she was a popular guest on HGTV and CBS News.

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