Jan Norsetter: Painting

Jan Norsetter Artist Statement: I paint in oils and gouache. My work consists of landscape, still life, and rosemaling. I have been painting and drawing most of my life. I paint outside in every season, surrounded by a world that imbues my work with a sense of place— painting close to home in Wisconsin and…

Susan Baez: Jewelry

Susan Baez Artist Statement: I like to think of my jewelry as an extension of myself. My pieces become a part of me that I’ve molded, nurtured and caressed into being. Though I do not have any formal training in jewelry construction; I have a college degree and professional designations in Interior Design. I’ve enjoyed…

Joe Clark: Raku pottery

Joe Clark Artist Statement: In Joe’s 45 years of creating wheel thrown pottery his focus has been in the American Raku process using a variety of techniques to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces. The spontaneous, serendipitous nature of Raku firing continues to be exhilarating. His passion for art runs deep! From teaching art for 30 years…

Nancy B. Blake: Fiber

Nancy B. Blake Artist Statement: Nancy was given her first sewing machine from her grandmother at the age of 11. She has been inspired by and passionate about color, texture, design, and creativity ever since. Art and creativity are at the core of all aspects of her life. She has shared knowledge and experience through…

Amber Gavin: Pottery

Amber Gavin Artist Statement: Working with clay is a joy. It is uplifting, meditative, and a great excuse to play in the mud without being judged. I love to experiment with new shapes, new designs, and really just anything that strikes me as fun at the time. Every piece I make is meant to be…

Lesley Anne Numbers: Printmaking

Lesley Anne Numbers Artist Statement: Lesley Numbers is an artist, mother and earth-tender born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin on ancestral Ho-Chunk land. She holds a B.S. in Art Education and an MFA in Printmaking, both from UW-Madison. Her art practice is rooted in a sense of spirit, curiosity and reverie and her imagery is…

Alyssa Martz: Ceramics

Alyssa Martz Artist Statement: I use red earthenware clay to create unique functional pottery using hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. I love exploring quirky forms, texture patterns, and colorful surface decoration. My main influences are rustic modern design, folk art, and vintage illustration. My goal for each piece is to celebrate human touch and the idiosyncrasies that are evident…

Hannah O’Hare Bennett: Papermaking

Hannah O’Hare Bennett Artist Statement: From the moment we are born until we die, we are almost constantly in contact with cloth. Without thinking about it, we are familiar with its varied qualities–the simplicity of white cotton, the luxury of silk velvet, the flexibility of knitting, the structure of weaving. We can see history in…

Nana Schowalter: Forged Outdoor Sculpture

Nana Schowalter Artist Statement: My current work includes two collections entitled Magic Objects and Garden Spirits. The inspiration for these pieces comes from contemplation and research about symbols and objects of ancient cultures. I am most interested in the images left to us before the development of written language, for these symbols carry us back…