Monday, April 19, 2010

New work from Michael Tonder

Michael Tonder – working with recycled plate glass, kilns, and sandblaster- creates one-of-a-kind glass sculptures. Handcut from flat sheets of glass, each creation is carefully assembled, than fired in an electric kiln. After firing, the fused glass forms are than carved and etched to completion.

Within each form, Mike employs internal lines, altered surface textures, and light reflection, refraction, and diffusion to create tension, stimulate curiosity, and engage the eye. His art reflects the many influeneces of his experience as a forester and park manager, and many excursions into Minnesota’s Boundary Waters canoe area.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Brian + Peggy Lundberg's new mugs

Seems we have a theme today, bears.... Brian and Peggy have come up with what has to be the most comfortable mug I've ever held in my hands, lightweight and beautiful.

Porcelain sculptures from Martye Allen

Some of Martye's new work, she uses porcelain clay giving a clay a bonewhite look and than she fires them in a saw-dust kiln for the brown/black marks. You can see these and many others after the 29th of April.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Steve Hemingway doing Raku firing

Here's Steve and his wife Amy firing some of his new "Eggs" at his studio in Minnetonka, MN.