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Mock Up of a Gallery Install of Ascension, 46" tall by 36" wide.

Design Challenge Accepted

When I was contacted by one of my favorite designers regarding a possible project for a hospital chapel, I was thrilled. A healthcare facility in the greater Chicago area was finishing a new addition to their campus that included a chapel and needed artwork for the chapel entrance wall. There was only one small catch . . . the wall was convex. This is an interesting design challenge. It was a large entryway that would require a large piece. Larger than what could fit in the kiln. In addition, the wall was convex and would not accommodate our go-to mounting options. I love working with designers and creative types. Together, we solved the challenge with a proposal for an elongated triptych. Each piece measures 46″ tall by only 10″ wide. The smaller width of each piece allowed just enough to accommodate the curvature of the wall. The composition of “Ascension” is full of symbolism. First, the piece is a triptych to symbolize the trinity. The teals and blues represent calmness and stillness. The golden metallic …

My Clients Have the Best Ideas

Recently, I was commissioned to make a rainbow bowl for an enchanting cabin in the woods.  (I know it is enchanting because I got to see photos of it.)  After the commission was underway, it was cancelled in favor of a larger bowl already in stock. I was relieved at the change of course since I was juggling one too many plates (or, in this case, bowls.) Once things settled down, I finished the design of the bowl and turned it into a limited production piece.  Why didn’t I think of a rainbow bowl before? Rainbows tend to mean different things to different people.  For me, it reminds me of my time as a pre-teen when rainbows and unicorns adorned almost all my worldly possessions, especially my sticker collection.  It represents a time of innocence, just before life came on in full force.  Whatever a rainbow means to you, I hope you’ll join me in appreciating the uniqueness in this bowl, and the uniqueness in anyone else who might also appreciate it.