Sculpture

Steve Nugent

Steve Nugent

Nugent Yard Art

Minnetonka, MN

www.nugentyardart.com

2019 Booth #75F

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

2018 booth #105 

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

Julie Johnson

Feat of Clay

Blaine, MN

www.feat-of-clay.com

2018 booth #90

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

David Montague

Brooklyn Park, MN

www.davidpmontague.com

2017 booth # 67B

Movement. Balance. Change.

I create hanging mobiles (kinetic sculpture) from stone, metal & acrylic materials in a wide range of sizes. My stone mobiles include agates, geodes & fossils; the acrylic type are available in any color. I'd like to present my work as an alternative to traditional sculpture & wall art--my mobiles utilize the frequently neglected spaces above. My sculptures interact with the viewer & the environment through endless transformations.

Please imagine my work in motion.

 

© David Montague

© David Montague

Layl McDill

Clay Squared to Infinity

Minneapolis, MN

www.claysquared.com

2017 booth # 66

I use polymer clay to create whimsical sculptures. Millefiori canes are created with tiny images in every slice these slices are grouped together in different techniques to create patterns and texture. I also make transfers of my drawings onto the clay and then sculpt around these drawings. Mixed media and found objects are also incorporated.

 

 

© Layl McDill

© Layl McDill