Eric Holey

Eau Claire, WI
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www.dancingcatarts.com

At heart I am a functional potter. I throw all of my work on the wheel from stoneware clay. After the pot is thrown I frequently add slip texture to create a sense of movement and channels for my glazes to run and flow. Each piece is carefully trimmed to a finished form which is as elegant as it is functional. My glazes are hand brushed and layered to ensure beautiful outcomes which are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the touch. I fire all of my work in an oxidation environment which allows me great control of the temperatures necessary to achieve the work I envision.

 

 ©Eric Holey

©Eric Holey

Collette Gesinger

Artifacts

Sioux Falls, SD
2018 booth # 

The artwork produced by Collette Gesinger and Judith Edenstrom is abstract and/or impressionistic images. The process used is: alcohol based inks, Pebeo’ products, crystals and other materials on ceramic glazed tiles. The inks and other media are manipulated into the design. Once the designs are complete, the tiles are covered with a ultra-violet protection, and embedded in two-part epoxy.

Laura Burlis

Minneapolis, MN
2018 booth #

My medium is polymer clay. I have been entranced by this substance for about ten years now, and have developed my own way of working with it. Many viewers assume that my images are painted, but all the colors are clay. My use of the medium feels like a cross between using clay as solid paint, and cutting and assembling the clay like a mosaic that resembles “pietra dura”. I try to distill a lifetime of observing nature into these miniature worlds, that momentarily becomes a paradise for your eyes. The recurring themes I play with are landscape and nature, especially seasonal change and universal cycles.

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Lynn Schultz

Mahtomedi, MN
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I create unique open spine construction hand made journals. I use fine quality hand made papers or fabric for the covers. I use linen hinge tape inside the spine, acid free binder's board (cut to size & sanded) for the covers & spine pieces. I use good quality writing paper for the book block. I hand sew each book with linen book thread, ribbon or sinew. I also incorporate found objects, geometric designs in paper, or vintage postcards as a part of the book cover design by gluing or sewing them in place. The hand made books that I lovingly create are a wonderful expression of how color, design, paper, fabric and reclaimed items can be assembled into a tangible touchable unfinished work of art...until it is discovered by someone who will fill the pages between the covers and finish what I have started, a beautiful useful work of art.

 © Lynn Schultz

© Lynn Schultz