Author Archives: Kate

Jeanne Opgenhaffen

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When I first saw Jeanne Opgenhaffen’s work I immediately though she had to be about my age. I have no idea why I thought this – maybe I just connected with the pieces or the colors, or the tonality but I was very surprised to learn that Jeanne was actually born in 1938, making her […]


Hadieh Shafie

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If you’ve been here before, you know repetition and meditative art is one of my favorite themes. Hadieh Shafie’s work therefore falls right in my sweetspot of interests as her pieces require patience and time to craft the scrolls covered in handwritten Farsi and roll them into the amazing sculptures that they become. I also […]


Marijke Van Epen

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I came across Marijke Van Epen on Pinterest because of her incredible relief weavings that have incredible depth and pattern. Marijke works in the tablet weaving tradition and works in ancient weaving techniques, per her site.


Heather Levine

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I initially came across Heather Levine because of her ceramic lamps – they had turned up on Pinterest in a hotel a friend had stayed at. After perusing her site more though I came across a part of her collection that I loved far more – her porcelain nests. I can’t quite tell if these […]


Ron Kent

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This past weekend, Ross and I took a class at Boston’s North Bennet Street School that introduced us to the basics of wood turning. It was a two day class with instruction and guidance around wood, turning, timber, tool sharpening, etc. with about 12 hours with us on the lathe. The lathe was a bit […]


Ula Einstein

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Ula Einstein I believe I came across on Pinterest – the photo below, which looked to me like burned toilet paper tubes caught my eye somewhere along the way. Upon investigation, Ula’s delicate textiles and works on paper are completely captivating. Many she calls, “drawings with fire.” Some of them are pre-cut and others appear […]


Zemer Peled

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I find myself looking at a lot of ceramic works these days and a ton of vessels, which is why I think I was initially drawn to Zemer Peled’s pieces, which are made of ceramic shards, reimagined into new works. When I first saw the above and below I thought, what a unique approach to […]


Helena Schepens

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At first I didn’t believe that these were really silver. I thought maybe paper mache painted silver or something but never silver alone, I was wrong. The works of Helena Schepens are incredibly delicate, unlike anything in metal I’ve seen before. These are silver and then they have holes in them. Like some naturally forming, […]


Niharika Hukku

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I’m pretty sure Niharika Hukku¬†is another Pinterest find – there are so many incredible boards over there that I discover everyday. I was drawn to her work because of the woven qualities, the fact that they’re in one of my favorite materials, and because they’re monochromatic. As she says of her own pieces in this […]


Ryan & Trevor Oakes

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Not often have I come across twin brothers making amazing, mesmerizing artwork. The last brothers I think I looked at were the incredible¬†Steven & William Ladd. But Ryan & Trevor Oakes are using unique, everyday materials from cardboard to matchsticks to pipe cleaners to make some weird and wonderful pieces. Yes, those are matches. I […]