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.
An idea I’m working on–ceramic tapestries! These are just sketches… some cracks and crawling, but I’m still into it.
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.
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.
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.
I have some new work up at two of my favorite online stores based out of Minneapolis. Check them out!
I’m very excited about being featured in Food & Wine magazine’s Trendspotting section along with Foundry Home Goods!
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!
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.
Santiago and Abrish were other saints worthy of plates.