June 10, 2016
Ken Shenstone, owner and operator of Albion Anagama ceramics kiln in Albion, Michigan, is the focus of my new documentary,
. Albion Anagama
Ken (with Anne Beyer, blurred behind him) gave me full access to his pottery studio last fall, and I followed his team through the whole kiln firing process.
The Albion Anagama kiln is the largest of its kind in the United States.
Give it a watch, and let me know what you think!
December 29, 2015
“This place lacks confidence. That comes out in so many ways, and it’s important to me for people to recognize that they’re valuable.”
Read Doug’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 22, 2015
“It’s true for most artists, but I’m an extremely emotionally-driven artist. I want people to feel something when they look at it. I put my heart and soul into what I do.”
Read Melissa’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 21, 2015
“I would prefer to make guitars and give them away, if it was feasible to do that.”
Read Stephen’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 14, 2015
“I don’t like to be pushy with my art. If they want to come look, they can come look and bring their own viewpoint.”
Read Nicole’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 11, 2015
“It’s always related to nature, and silhouettes. I’ve had a love for silhouettes for years now. So when I realized when I put these two things together—bodies, hands, leaves—I was forcing myself to think outside the box. I wanted something that made you look closer.”
Read Kaiti’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 8, 2015
“I realized very quickly that being a studio art major would be a lot of fun for the artistic side of me, but I still had practical parts of me that needed to know things about business and finance.”
Read Cassandra’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 4, 2015
“It feels good to have my stuff out there, and get the reaction. And even the not-okay reactions feel good.”
Read Jason’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 3, 2015
“They said, ‘You do have a style. You’re messy!’ My acrylics are really wet and all over the place, and I’m always covered in paint.”
Read Colleen’s profile at Artists In Jackson.
December 2, 2015
“Art is the communication of feelings. If what you’re doing isn’t evoking a feeling, then what you did is arguably not art.”
Read Jake’s profile at Artists In Jackson.