Just spent a wonderful evening getting to know the Stovel sisters of Portlandia over a Craft Works Dialogue interview. Two super sweet designers who together with Mr. Avery Bloom own both Nell & Mary and Make It Good. Between the two related businesses, they produce beautifully designed and well made domestic textile home goods and clothing. All the work is cut, sewn and screenprinted in their studio/micro-factory in Portland, Oregon, and all printed artwork is completely original. The clothes are here and the home good here.
I was very honored to get a call from Art Alliance Austin a few weeks back about designing their awards based off of my vase design. It was the largest series I’ve done to date with 28 grain matched and resin matched units. They are all solid cherry with a teal resin inlay. Thanks to Amanda Michelle of Curare Sweets jewelry for helping to laser etch the names and logo on such short notice. The etching was then filled with the teal resin to match the line work.
Was stoked to have a studio visit from the entire Renegade Craft Fair crew yesterday afternoon. It was great to show them what I’ve been up to and got me really excited about the weekend and my plans to attend the San Fran show in July.
Join Brian as he sits down with artist and wood worker Aldo Valdez Bohm at his Delta Lumber mill studio. Learn how Aldo’s work as a potter also informed his work as a wood turner and more. See more of Aldo’s work here.
Check it out as I have a splendid talk with artist Debra Broz in her Austin studio. Learn about how Debra turns back time thru her work with ceramic restoration, growing up in the middle of nowhere and some seriously great discussion on the importance of art as , well , the basis of everything. Pretty cool. Link to iTunes here.
As some of you may know, I along with some other talented Austin designers, am having a small pop up store at West Elm here in Austin this coming Saturday 4/6 from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. I’d be thrilled if you can make it down but regardless thanks to all my good friends and great customers because I seriously couldn’t do what I do without your love and support.
I will be showing for the first time at Art City Austin 2013. So glad to finally be accepted to this event so if you miss me at West Elm come on down. It looks ike its going to be huge and really fun this year. More info here.
Super stoked and honored that The Blanton Museum of Art in Austin came calling and asked to have my work available in the gift shop. I had a great visit with buyer Justin O’Connor at the studio the other day and just couldn’t be more thrilled. Onward and upward!