Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Michigan Mud 2013

Michigan Mud 2013 was held at Delta College this past weekend. It was a weekend full of ceramics lectures and demonstrations by some of the finest in the field.  I was asked to volunteer with some of the other students. It was beyond any expectation.

I didn't take nearly enough pictures. However, when I finally got my act together, I took some photos of these artists and craftsman in action.

This first artist is Daniel Johnston. I think these pictures speak for themselves. danieljohnstonpottery.com/ 

Working side by side, Daniel was joined by Brian Kakas. Brian is an professor at Northern Michigan University. His work is very precise, and fascinating to watch. (I enjoyed the fact that is was very mathematical and technical, all while being aesthetically interesting.)

The entire weekend was filled with information and great demonstrations. I was lucky enough to be able to watch these amazing artists work.

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