Studio GR / PZ
Gail Rosenquist : Pottery
I create wheel thrown porcelain and stoneware clay vessels that first are altered by hand to block in basic as My pots, intended for eveyrday use, express a linear sensuality that is universal. a shoulder as it moves down to the wrist, patterns on sand made by waves, the mystery in a spider's web.
Paul Zoldahn: Pottery
Clay has been working with me since 1972. I am constantly experimenting with the interaction of glazes, on raw clay that often has added porcelain slip texture. In the firing process, I strive for unique quality of color and texture created by the kiln's heat.
Maria Brown : Ceramic Sculpture
Mixed media and ceramic artist living in Duluth,MN
Bruce and Cynthia Lovold
7057 Culbertson Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
"Husband and wife duo collaborate to create functional pottery with one-of-a-kind details and applications that reflect their personal inspirations"
Doug Jackson: Wood Design
I enjoy creating things with wood. Mostly carving, bowls, cups, spoons and rustic furniture. Most pieces are not your standard shapes and Chip carvings accent some of my pieces. Functionally as well as artistic creativity are considered with each piece. Using multiple species of wood adds to the character of each piece.
Mary Reichert: Fibers
Rose Kadera Vastila:
Ceramics / Sculpture
1367 Nappa Rd. Two Harbors MN 55616
I immerse myself into the unconcious repetitive throwing processes and juxtapose it with the conscious search for meaning and form. Sculpture. One may enhance the other. One may collide with the other. One may transform the other. One may become the other. Whatever happens, my intention is to explore this idea of duality and to let it take me in its own direction.
Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens : Painting
I am a plein air and studio painter who draws inspiration from my environment. It is my intention to draw my viewers into my work, to see something with more depth and meaning that meets the surface. I consider myself a realist/impressionist and work on several series of paintings concurrently. Weather permitting, Sandi will be painting during the tour.
Sheila Staubus: Pottery
Nelson's work is process oriented which means that evidence of the process he used to create each piece will usually shoe up in the final product. This evidence includes things such as brush strokes and pencil marks in paintings, fingerprints and tool marks in a bronze sculpture, and the plate impression in mono-prints. Being process oriented also means that he constantly experiments with materials and methods of working in order it introduce random effects and accidents.
Corine Buechner: Quilting /Painting / Mixed Media
7714 Laine Rd Two harbors, MN 55616
Color and texture are the driving inspirations in both my fiber art and mixed media paintings. My quilts incorporate hand painted fabrics which are pieced, played and quilted. My mixed media work comprises layers of paint, textures, fiber and objects to create images which evoke the beauty of the natural world.
Sarah Flicek: Jewelry
I create hand forged jewelry using traditional metal-smith techniques. It is mostly sterling silver with some gold. All accented with stones, driftwood, feathers, beads, and other found objects.
Shelley Getten: Block Printing
512 Tomberg Rd. Two harbors, MN 55616
Shelley does block printing demos all weekend and invites the young ones to try it out. I find inspiration for poetry, art and music in the natural world. The block printing process itself is very organic, and has proven rewarding, as well as surprising. Though I imagine what the print will look like as I carve the block, when I pull paper for the first time, it is always wonderfully fresh. I cannot help but want to be working on something new all of the time.
Karen Stombaugh: Pastel
Soft pastels provide widest possibilities for me, from manipulating their brilliant and subtle colors to exploring and infinite variety of textures; smooth and blended to multiple layering of strokes and under-painting techniques. I generally start with plein air sketches, studies, and photographs. later I translate these into larger and finished paintings in the studio.
David Gilsvik : Painting
643 Hermanson Rd.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
I paint northern landscapes from my experiences in the out of doors. I love hiking, paddling, and cross country skiing. These experiences lead to beautiful places and moments of inspiration.
Dan Findley: Wood Design
I enjoy playing with wood so I actually consider this wood play. I only work with domestic wood finishing it naturally. It just doesn't get any better than that. I do not do custom orders because I go wherever the wood and mood takes me.
Daniel Paulson: Glass
Facebook : Art by Daniel Paulson
A local artist from Two harbors, MN. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin Superior, and obtained a degree in Art Education. His goblets incorporate movement within the stem by incorporating spinal marbles. Allowing movement in functional artwork creates a unique juxtaposition and combines kinetics with functionality. The colors in the marbles are hand twisted and blend to create coils that gather inspiration from aquatic life and abstract form.
Helen Hartley : sculpture / Watercolor
Larsmont School House
Scenic Highway 61
Two Harbors, MN 55616
I have been doing art all of my life. I love to put faces on my clay sculptures. Doing watercolor, mixed media and more recently painting with alykd are loves for me as well. My art is often reminiscent of my pastoral background and family connections.
Phil Hartley: Photography
I started doing photography as a hobby which turned into a passion. I am primarily a landscape and nature photographer (especially with wildflowers). also, as a hiker, these two pieces of me turn into power-point presentations, which I'm now giving locally throughout Minnesota's Arrowhead country. I have my photos displayed on my website: www.philhartley.smugnug.com
Nikki Johnson: Paint, illustration, and author
Esther Piszczek: Zentangle
Patterns have fascinated me since childhood. In November 2011, I was introduced to the Zentangle (R) method of pattern drawing, which helped me to see what I'd always been doing in a new way. A certified Zentangle teacher since August, 2012, I love turning everyday items into “practical art”. A little art in any space opens the mind to see possibilities and solutions for what may have previously seemed impossible.