FORTUNA STUDIO UPDATE:
Progress is happening at the Stone Barn studio, a custom built spray booth has been installed and work on my new fiber kiln is nearing completion. I recently purchased a Dickerson Combination Etching, Litho and Monoprint press, 24”x48” for the 2-D studio and looking forward to inviting printmakers for next summer’s retreats.
The much delayed “big” move is happening in September and my online shop will be suspended for the next 3 months. Please support the galleries that feature my work and enjoy the upcoming events. My exhibit of porcelain vessels, “Gestural Landscapes” opens July 28 at Abel Contemporary with an artist talk on August 26. I’m a guest artist at the Cannon River Pottery Tour, August 19 and 20 at Colleen Riley and Donavan Palmquist’s studio and a guest at Ken Bichell’s studio for the Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour, October 13-15. The grand finale for this year is an exhibit in November with painter Kari Weber at the Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul and an invitation to exhibit at the Smithsonian’s fall show, “Craft2Wear+Craft4Home,” October 5-8.
Click here to view photos, to follow Stone Barn Arts exciting renovation progress and my big studio move to the farm.
Forming function is a dance, often a tug-of-war between thought and object making.
Add to this dialogue the sheer joy of working with clay as materially responsive as porcelain and surfaces only possible through glass fusion and a dynamic is created which has become a life-long fascination.