Residency at Grand Marais Art Colony

For the past 2 weeks I’ve been sketching large scale for bigger 3-D works. I have a beautiful, well-lit space in an old church hall to work in right up the street from the majestic Lake Superior.

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pots in progress

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Ceramic Tapestries

An idea I’m working on–ceramic tapestries! These are just sketches… some cracks and crawling, but I’m still into it.

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Three Jerome Artists Exhibition

Three Jerome Artists Exhibition opening at Northern Clay Center, January 17th, 2014.

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New books, New ideas

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I’m gearing up for the Jerome show at the Northern Clay Center on January 17th! Check it out: https://www.northernclaycenter.org/exhibition/three-jerome-artists-3 Here’s one of my favorite plates to be included in the exhibition.IMG_5892

 

new textiles

I’ve been searching for a beautiful handmade quilt for a long time. This one is perfect and I’m so happy. $6 at the thrift store.

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Another new obsession are these japanese dusting cloths. I got several from here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/indigobluejapan?ref=l2-shopheader-name. Just look at this lovely stitching.

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New work

I have some new work up at two of my favorite online stores based out of Minneapolis. Check them out!

http://weshopamano.bigcartel.com/products

http://www.shipandshape.com/product

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Food & Wine magazine

I’m very excited about being featured in Food & Wine magazine’s Trendspotting section along with Foundry Home Goods! 

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Powderhorn Kitchen launches!

 

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My friend Jess Hirsch and I launched our new store today! http://www.powderhornkitchen.com/ It’s namesake is a sweet park in Minneapolis nearby where we both live and work. Jess has many beautiful hand-carved spoons among other things and I have some ceramics and tinctures to start. We will be adding things gradually. Please check it out!

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I’ve been making “saint plates” for a while. Plates dedicated to saints and angels in my life. Filmmakers are some of my favorite saints. They show me a lot. Agnes Varda is one of them. If you haven’t seen “The Gleaners and I,” you really should. This is an old plate I made for her and I still love it. My cousin Chad has it in his house.

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Santiago and Abrish were other saints worthy of plates.