Christie Clarke creates one of a kind slab built pottery and necklaces that evoke thoughts of ancient objects yet have an unmistakably contemporary sensibility. Each piece is textured and colored with underglaze and glazes that create vivid colorscapes. Some vessels have additional touches of gold leaf. Her work has been exhibited in several group showings of the MN Women Ceramic Association in the Twin Cities, the Northfield Fine Craft Collective, the Anderson Center for the Arts in Red Wing MN, the Minnesota State Fair Art Show, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and is in the permanent collection of the Goldstein Museum … Continue reading
Linda Day-Dunlap, studio #17 I have been building some birdhouses in the studio — these are still in the “wet clay” stage, and will need to go through a bisque firing, then after I add color (underglazes) and glaze, they will get their final glaze firing. I also add handmade beads and odd findings to them, as decoration, but also to keep the wetness out. Below is an image of a previously made/finished birdhouse. I am looking forward to the Art Tour and being a guest artist at the Holmquist’ studio!
Michelle Ahlers creates her jewelry in her studio just outside Faribault on her flower farm, where she draws much of her inspiration. Collections reflect a balanced earth feel with such names as, ‘out of the blue, ‘golden harvest’, ‘from the sea’, & ’naturals’. Michelle uses mixed metals, semi-precious stones, wood, glass, and other elements. deMichellah Jewelry Antique brass connects 4 Howlite Strands Native Fringe. Versatile beaded fringe will be enhanced by copper mounts Everyday wear, Leather meets Copper ‘Out of the blue’ collection
Kathy Anderson Last January, images for the Weft Faced Weaving class offered by the Weaver’s Guild caught my eye. The colorful patterns reminded me of woven pieces from indigenous groups across the globe, from Scandinavian countries to the Americas to West Africa. A Zoom weaving class? “Why not!” I decided. My approach to weaving is inspired by Saori, a contemporary Japanese style of weaving dedicated to free-form expression and pure improvisation from the heart, with no premeditated pattern in mind. So this more structured approach would be a major departure for me. I am so thankful I took the dive! The teacher was … Continue reading