Chad Balster

Chad Balster Glass

Louisville, KY

www.chadbalsterglass.com

2017 booth # 86

I use hot blown glass to make my wares. My techniques are based in medieval waldglass traditions of central europe but also include American Studio Glass innovations. I want my work to communicate it's dyanmic liquid nature even when cool. It is this interaction with the material that i find central to my work.

 

© Chad Balster

© Chad Balster

Steve Nugent

Steve Nugent

Nugent Yard Art

Minnetonka, MN

www.nugentyardart.com

2017 booth # 75E

I create copper and brass wind sculptures that move in the slightest breeze. I cut, shape and solder all of my work in my studio. All of my sculptures have bearings in them so they last and move in the breeze for years. They are meant to be outside year round and be able to handle the elements. The hanging sculptures have stainless eye hooks and caps that protect the bearings from the elements and the in ground sculptures are on sturdy steel posts that go into the ground. After fabrication each one gets a heat patina. All sculptures are individually made and signed.

 

© Steve Nugent

© Steve Nugent

Alice Delaney

Minneapolis, MN

garden-goddess.com

2017 booth # 75B

I create sculptures for the home and garden. Each piece starts as an original drawing. Depending on the size I then sculpt the piece in either wax (for small details) or clay (for a larger design) I am then able to make a mold from my sculpture and use that mold to create hand cast concrete replicas of the original. As my last step, I am able to customize a color though different stains so that each finished piece is unique.

 

 

©Alice Delaney

©Alice Delaney

Peggy Aebi

Lathrop, MO

2017 booth # 75A

My artist husband designs and produces the framed art board pieces which I then paint with dyes that have been combined and manipulated for the most fervent colors possible. After the painting is complete, my husband embellishes the piece with a alabaster type resin finish to create a poignant field of depth which will draw the viewer into the piece.

 

 

© Peggy Aebi

© Peggy Aebi

Haley Larson

© Haley Larson

© Haley Larson

Andover, MN

2017 booth # 74B

I use a variety of techniques with clay; wheel thrown, altered and hand-built. Most of my shaping is done after the work is thrown. The clay body I use is Bclay. Each work is glazed by layering over 5 different glazes. I brush each layer on; along with the use of everyday objects to help create the sense of texture on the finished piece.

 

Margaret Luttrell

© Margaret Luttrell

© Margaret Luttrell

Marge Luttrell encaustics

Knoxville, TN

margeluttrell.com

2017 booth # 67C

I am an encaustic mixed media artist. I use beeswax,resin and pigment. Then fuse with heat to stabilize. With this, wax becomes a figurative container for memories and stories. By encasing objects within this material, memories remain, revealing layers of time as their own brand of relic.

 

Grant Kaihoi

Rice, MN

2017 booth # 53

I use local hardwoods to create clean-lined furniture with accents of live edges. Some of our material we cut, mill and dry ourselves from salvaged trees. The remainder of the wood is purchased from suppliers in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Woodworking techniques range from traditional, i.e. hand planes and mortise and tenon joinery, to the latest in power equipment, i.e. table saws and rapid joinery systems. Technique choice is based on maker preference as well as what will produce the highest quality product.

 

© Grant Kaihoi

© Grant Kaihoi

Gregory Pendzimas

Robbinsdale, MN

designs4neweconomy

© Gregory Pendzimas

© Gregory Pendzimas

2017 booth # 132

My artwork can be described as GREEN ART.
I repurpose, reuse  and recycle trash, junk or everyday objects. Repurposed plastic silverware becomes a hanging pendant light. Recyclables become a chandelier. Plastic drinking bottles become a crystal light and puzzle pieces are repurposed into a redesigned fruit bowl. Reusing trash to create art, lighting and home decor. Less trash more art!

 

Joan Schulte

Joan Schulte Photographic Art

Louisville, KY

www.joanschulte.com

© Joan Schulte

© Joan Schulte

2017 booth # 7B

I print my digitally captured photos using archival inks and paper, and then transfer the image onto a wood panel that I have built using only reclaimed wood. The image melts into the wood and cracks, giving it an aged appearance. I intend my artwork to feel nostalgic and comfortable for the viewer.

Julie Johnson

Feat of Clay

Blaine, MN

www.feat-of-clay.com

2017 booth # 91

My sculptural work in polymer clay demonstrates proficiency with structural & surface techniques. I create 3-dimensionality in my sculptures & kaleidoscopes by building layers of clay & curing the project in stages.

My work exhibits my passion for color. I custom-blend all my clay colors for each project. During project construction, I use a variety of techniques to create unusual shapes & intriguing outcomes. A personal favorite is mokume gane (borrowed from ancient Japanese metal working) which I use to create patterns that can’t be duplicated & are uniquely mine - the outcomes are serendipitous & exciting! I believe in expanding my skills and moving in new directions; I create canes to achieve predictable patterns; cane work requires construction precision; it is labor-intensive & results in repetitive designs.

I love polymer clay because it allows me to combine it with other art media e.g., metal leaf, inks, etc., in new & as yet, undiscovered ways.

 

© Julie Johnson

© Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

Feat of Clay

Blaine, MN

www.feat-of-clay.com

2017 booth # 91

I create, using polymer clay, wearable art–not just jewelry! I adapt to color & fashion trends beyond the limitations of most other jewelry artists. My jewelry is functional, fun, trendy-one-of-a-kind. It is unique, hand-made, created one piece at a time with love & finished with great care. Wherever possible it is signed. Years of master-level training & experience enable me to create intriguing shapes (some with kinetic movement), incorporate interesting & unusual findings to create one-of-a-kind items of wearable art. My work demonstrates a high-level of proficiency with surface techniques. My work expresses a passion for originality & color – especially color! I custom-blend my colors for every project. I frequently incorporate my original art into a design. Repeat buyers come to my booth, often wearing a piece they purchased previously. I’m so appreciative of their support & they personally challenge me to stretch my horizons & continue my exploration of the medium.

 

 

© Julie Johnson

© Julie Johnson

Westside Art Guild

Orono, MN 

www.westsideartguild.wix.com/mysite

2017 Booth # 90

Westside Art Guild mission statement: To facilitate idea exchange and to provide opportunities for artists to show and sell their work.  

Member work (left to right):  Shakun Maheshwari,  Lonnie Broden, Linda Muellar, Carol Coleman, Margaret Merkow, Patricia Affeldt, 

David & Kathy Towley

David & Kathy Towley Woodworking

Bemidji, MN

2017 booth # 6

Freehand turned originals, artistic, and functional pieces of work done on the lathe using fine Northern hardwoods. Each piece is finished with a natural foodsafe mixture of mineral oil & beeswax, buffed to a satin sheen that is both pleasing to the eye and touch.

Some of the pieces are accented with a freehand woodburned pine bough design.

© Towley

© Towley

Patrick Plautz

Patrick J's Imagination

Eagan, MN

patrickjsimagination.com

2017 booth # 93

I create unique, one of a kind pieces in both furniture and wall art applications. I try to let the wood speak for itself, rarely using stains, but rather using multiple species of wood with natural finishes to create contrast.I often utilize live edge and burl woods on many of my projects, occasionally enhancing these pieces with inlaid stones and powders. My art tends to be whimsical, yet functional.

 

© Patrick Plautz

© Patrick Plautz