Today in the ArtZany! Radio studio Paula Granquist welcomes guests from the Cannon River Clay Tour, ceramic artists Glynnis Lessing and Julia Walther.
Cannon River Clay Tour is hosted by 10 local clay artists at four Northfield area studio sites – Eureka Pots, Larchill Farm, Connole Studio and Holmquist Pottery and features 10 guest artists from around the country. This self-guided studio tour and sale includes a broad range of professional ceramic work. Meet the artists, see where they work and enjoy the beautiful community of Northfield.
Cannon River Clay Tour
Father’s Day Weekend June 16-17, 2018
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm
Glynnis Lessing is a ceramic artist from Northfield, MN
A few years ago, after 30 years of living and working in Chicago, she returned to Northfield. She loves living in the country and being close to the beauty of nature and the outdoors that inspire her. She appreciates the tightly-knit ceramics and arts community in Northfield. She currently teaches at the Northern Clay Center and the Northfield Arts Guild.
Artist Statement excerpt: I strive to make beautiful, yet highly functional pots that will find an intimate niche in the daily lives of the people who take them home. The surface decoration is a reflection of my love of the natural world and the belief in the restorative power of being outside. I endeavor to make forms that are balanced and beautiful but are not constructed exclusively to show off the surface.
Julia Walther is a ceramic artist from Washington, D.C.
She is a graduate of Carleton College and studied ceramics with Kelly Connole. Currently, she is a resident artist at Red Dirt Studio in Mt. Rainier, MD, and teaches at the Art League School in Alexandria and at George Washington University.
Artist Statement excerpt: Pots are one of the many daily choices we make to build our lives, and I hope to create nudges of humor and delight by having my work in the homes and lives of others. I’m interested in myths, categories, and the stories we create out of nothing to explain our experiences and surroundings, and see pots as a vehicle for those ideas to play out, both on the surface and as objects to collect and categorize in their own right. The cycle of observing, making, and observing again is what makes us human.
Shiny Apple Studio
Shiny Apple Studio aims to create art about nostalgia, sweetness, and the world’s hidden delights and specializes in creating cloisonné pins.