Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, North Carolina, has a wonderful collection exhibiting fine craftsmanship in various media from the Southeastern U.S. The collection is diverse yet striking. The exhibition space is pristine. The scale is not overwhelming. It is an altogether worthwhile museum. Here are a few images of items that I particularly enjoyed.Continue reading “Asheville Art Museum”

Rose Frederick – Art Consultant

I recently enrolled in a professional development course entitled “Harness the Power of Your Online Presence,” offered by Rose Frederick. Rose is a marketing consultant who for many years (over 2 1/2 decades) curated the major international Coors Western Art Exhibit, plus numerous other art exhibitions. Rose’s consulting practice spans both advising artists on howContinue reading “Rose Frederick – Art Consultant”

Michelle Erickson – Artist Profile

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco recently held an exhibition of the work of Michelle Erickson, a Virginia-based ceramic artist & scholar whose work “combines colonial-era American ceramic techniques with contemporary social, political and environmental themes.” (Note: the Museum acquired Michelle’s piece called “Transangel” from the show, adding to the important museums around theContinue reading “Michelle Erickson – Artist Profile”

Beth Cavener – Artist Profile

“Primitive animal instincts lurk in our own depths, waiting for the chance to slide past a conscious moment. The sculptures I create focus on human psychology, stripped of context and rationalization, and articulated through animal and human forms.” Thus begins Beth Cavenar’s own description of inspirations underlying her work. Beth’s trained at the Charles H.Continue reading “Beth Cavener – Artist Profile”

Better Lovers – Artist Profile

Better Lovers is an artistic partnership between Layla Marcelle and Jacob Raeder, two artists who describe their work as “applying contemporary dance methodologies to object making. Choreographers designing ceramics and ceramists making films, [we] are committed to the entanglement of material processes with things, and assemblages of humans and non-humans in complex topographies of beingContinue reading “Better Lovers – Artist Profile”

Alissa Coe – Artist Profile

Alissa Coe is a ceramic artist with a strong design background. After training in industrial design and launching a design studio in Canada, Alissa set out on her own from a new base in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? Well, Alissa reports that it is nice – great in fact.Continue reading “Alissa Coe – Artist Profile”

Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile

I recently came across Sunbin Lim’s work online, and reached out to him to learn more about his evolution as an artist. Sunbin is originally from South Korea but now works in Germany. Sunbin has had a number of very interesting experiences around the world, and through those experiences has worked with various media. I’veContinue reading “Sunbin Lim – Artist Profile”

Carol Long – Artist Profile

Carol Long is an extremely talented artist working in St. John, Kansas. Her work is lyrical, playful and stunningly well-executed. Carol’s elaborate forms and surface details reflect her childhood experiences growing up around plants and animals on a family farm. Her technical proficiency reflects years as a working potter as well as countless hours sheContinue reading “Carol Long – Artist Profile”

Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile

Samantha Dickie is a Canadian ceramic artist, based in Victoria, British Columbia. She describes her work as “focused on abstract expressionism and minimalist sculpture within an installation practice.” A defining element of Samantha’s aesthetic is the concept of multiplicity – numerous (sometimes thousands) of individual ceramic elements that she combines into a piece or installationContinue reading “Samantha Dickie – Artist Profile”


FormaFantasma is a design studio of two Italian designers, Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin. The studio has offices in Milan, Italy and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Their stated aim is “to facilitate a deeper understanding of both natural and built environments” and to apply transformative design principles to product design and spacial design (e.g., designing environments forContinue reading “FormaFantasma”