Mary O’Malley


My article sprouted up rather like the mollusks on her beautiful ceramic bowls.First, it was simple dazzlement over the crazy beauty of the dishes that she calls the “Bottom Feeders” Collection. Even before I stopped to consider their name, I was already wondering in the best sense of the word. Following my path of surprise and curiosity ultimately led to more delight as I discovered that this artist was not at all as I expected her to be, but a juxtaposition in herself.  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Scott Nelles


“As a boy growing up in SE lowe Michigan I was exposed to industry through my father, a manufacturer’s rep in the steel business. He would sometimes take me on tours of steel mills and foundries and I believe the heat and flame got into my blood.”  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Roundhouse Works


Through Roundhouse Works, Ted has expanded his idea of “the kind of birdhouse I, myself, would want to own” into an outdoor jewel of aesthetics, function and green construction using lovingly reclaimed materials.  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Mr. Finch


“My name is Finch – it’s actually my surname… Everyone calls me it and I like it. I’ve called my business Mister Finch so its clear from the start that I’m a man and one that sews. We are a bit thin on the ground but we are out there!”  READ MORE

January 28th, 2014

Ancient Art of Stone


Enhancing our connections with nature by getting outside, camping, hiking, gardening – many communities and individuals strive to strike a balance between our convenient manufactured existence and the living, breathing environment that surrounds us. Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl at Ancient Art of Stone help to integrate these seemingly at-odds environs by bringing nature to us, into our homes and offices, in a bold, organic way. And they do this as shamans and healers might, handling both stones and people with attunement, finesse and respect.  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Wilma Wyss


I must admit that I am ever fascinated with trompe l’oeil and the tension created by spinning materials into visual trickery. I was immediately captured by the “pillows” and flowing mosaic sculpture of artist, Wilma Wyss, not only for the twist in the materials but also the addition of personal touches and “collections” within each piece.  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014



This fall, I decided to take a trip under the sea.  I had seen videos of the incredibly complex installations of his ambitious architectural exhibits, which seem to have sprung up as naturally as stalactites and stalagmites from the ceilings and grounds of art museums and botanical gardens around the world.  READ MORE

January 24th, 2014

Luke Jerram


Faced with one of these sculptures, I’m reminded yet again about the miracles and surprising beauty inherent in life itself; a gorgeous dignity that’s never reserved only for one species but found in mankind’s friends and foes alike if we stop to look.  READ MORE


January 24th, 2014

Jorge de Rojas


I think I’ve discovered why I particularly love some of the historic and folksy Halloween artisans who pull from toys and jack o’lanterns and imaginary goblins but fill them with just enough dastardly expression to add a chill.   READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

The Haunted Construction Company


Over 5 years ago, Tommy was laid off from his day job at a large electric company. With new found time on his hands and All Hallow’s Eve approaching, he took a cue from his architect brother-in-law and built himself a model home… with a serious terror twist.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Jane Churchill


Not only were her designs creative, textured and painterly, but she had a wide range of expressions as an artist: she took set designing in all directions – going large with community groups, installations for local businesses and, I learned, recent explorations into immersive theatrical happenings; then going within and very small, building multi-media and found object boxes each telling an enthralling story. In her latest work, she seems to be combining all of the above.  READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

Water Pressure Lighting


Evelyn Hutter, an interior designer, and her husband, Arthur Malfitano, a contractor/carpenter, challenged themselves to bring the aesthetic of falling water to a light fixture. READ MORE

January 23rd, 2014

2Shape Sand Sculptors


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We interviewed one of the spectacular teams that will be visiting in Virginia, husband and wife, Hanneke Supply and Martijn Rijerse. Their individual styles have intertwined over the years, giving their pieces intricate details and surprising forms synergized with warmth and personality.  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Cornelia Konrads


Philosophy animates Cornelia Konrads’ artwork as much as any aesthetic element she chooses to explore. Not only does the viewer get a sense of intense organic connection with many of her pieces, but, almost more importantly, they are led in quiet solitude to determine the moment in time and reality captured through the works.  READ MORE

January 22nd, 2014

Rob Glebe

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Rob Glebe began his full-time art career in 2006 with a leap of faith. But the journey before that leap gave him solid footing to jump into the chasm. READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

Scott Weaver


Picking Scott’s brain about his creativity and hearing his personal tales about the bits and pieces of his sculpture, Rolling Through the Bay, was like enjoying a mug of cocoa – both luscious and nurturing… READ MORE

November 19th, 2013

Denny Wainscott



But when Denny walked over to introduce himself at one of the largest shows in the US, I had to fess up that I hadn’t ever really given gourds much of a second glance until I rounded the corner into his booth.


Suddenly, I was staring at $10,000 to $20,000 vessels that obviously took hours of meticulous carving. Not in Kansas anymore. Turns out I was in Indiana… READ MORE


November 19th, 2013

Seo Young Deok


At first glance, it’s obvious that Seo Young-Deok’s sculptures are made from metal. But it’s hard to make out exactly what kind of metal – until you have a closer look. Read More

November 19th, 2013

Kasey McMahon



Kasey McMahon is a multimedia artist based in Los Angeles and we especially loved her Social Animal Series focusing on individual’s interactions with technology and each other. Read More

November 19th, 2013



Polish artist, Nespoon  delightfully riveted my attention with intricate, beautiful lacy patterns tucked away in urban environments. Some I viewed were spray paint, some were textiles and many were ceramic. Their complexity showed care and skill; the lace seemed to me to show a certain respect for beauty and craft while their placement showed equal parts gutsy response and joyful decoration.  READ MORE

November 18th, 2013

Chomick and Meder


“Can you think of a more satisfying way to live than making a dancing monkey in a tutu?” ask Chris Chomick and Peter Meder. Their answer to this dilemma is an emphatic no! Chomick and Meder are full-time automata makers, which means they really do spend their days constructing quirky, strange, and unusual-looking doll-like animated figures.  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013

Jean-Marc Laroche



In 2010, French artist, Jean-Marc Laroche, created a series of love-making skeletons for an exhibit at the Museum of Eroticism in Paris with the title “Les Amants Du Neant (Lovers from the Hereafter).” This exhibit ran for 6 months and received over 80,000 visitors.  READ MORE

June 28th, 2013




Many LEGO “genres” have a solid following of amateur enthusiasts and apparently ApocaLEGO is a big category. Their rambling exhibit took hard plastic and turned it into snowy, organic destruction.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Nathan Sawaya



In 2007, Stephen Colbert actually asked Nathan Sawaya during his guest appearance, if becoming a LEGO artist was the “best way you could think of to tell your parents to go to hell?”  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Keri Joy Colestock



I am an artist who loves life & her family.  I began my ‘Wall Dancers’ in 2002. Each was an original, hand-crafted with love, so no two would ever be alike! They are made from polymer clay, wire & beads and possibly any other ‘fun’ things I may run across.  READ MORE

June 27th, 2013

Sue Seeger



Sue is a woman painting her brush strokes by welding… READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Outstanding in the Field

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This month, Artizen stumbled up a phenomenon that summarizes so much of what the magazine is about. Outstanding in the Field, a “happening” of food, farm and community,  is the expanding brainchild of artist, chef and surfer, Jim Denevan. In 10 years, Outstanding has grown into a world-wide celebration of local artisan food, run by a core team from 6 US cities and occasional folks from the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Stone and Bronze



Hi, this is Angela Treat Lyon with the International Association of Women Sculptors. I welcome you to today’s interview. I’m speaking with Carol Gold… READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Virginia Gardner



Virginia Gardner’s life is in pieces, and she couldn’t be happier about it.  Surrounded by chips and chunks of colorful stained glass, gemstones, rocks, shells, corals, and dishware, Gardner’s process is one of creating and of healing. READ MORE

June 26th, 2013

Andrew Chase



“About 15 years ago, I started out as a commercial photographer, and, as the story often goes, was living in an old warehouse in the bad part of town. I came to realize that I really needed some bars on the windows and after shopping around for help with that, came to realize that I needed to buy a welder, because I couldn’t afford to pay someone else to make the bars.” After successfully making his warehouse loft safer, Andrew went on to use the welder to create furniture, which was in turn, seen by some of his photography clients who then commissioned office furniture. You can view both a beautiful photography portfolio and shots of well designed, handcrafted furniture on Andrew’s website along with the fantastic metal sculptures that found my eye while… READ MORE

June 7th, 2013