Paste Paper Collage
Using my hand-painted paper, I make images that feature life on the farm. I’m drawn to a push-pull of flat shapes and interesting textures vs. subtle color and atmosphere. The mantra posted in my studio is “Visual complexity; compositional clarity.” Again: Complexity and clarity.
Ceramics | Outdoors
The work I do with clay reflects my graphic experience, using words, textures and images. My drawings and fonts are made into rubber stamps, and applied to wet clay. I truly love what I do, and hope to bring joy to people whether it be a cozy handmade coffee cup or a silly bird garden stake to make people smile.
Fabric | Mixed Media
My creations are the direct result of a lineage that includes quilters, tailors, and ballet costume designers. Growing up with piles of silk, lace, marabou, fringe and feathers, it was second nature to create with them. If you add fine lingerie to the mix my reversible, naughty and nice aprons are born. Old photos transferred to fabric often complete the collaged, vintage charm.
Paper | Mixed Media
Paper is impermanent with a short shelf life. And in that, lies its beauty. I am inspired by art history, the unexpected, museums, things dark and even macabre, simplicity and order. My art is eclectic, schizophrenic, and precise with a commitment to tailoring and function.
For the love of fiber--I have been a weaver, sewer, quilter, paper-painter and collage-maker, embroiderer, knitter, embellisher, dyer, felter--fascinated and enegized by the infinite possibilities of fiber design. These days create improvisational quilts (large and small), many with hand stitched accents, and occasionally weave placemats and runners. My original designs incorporate function (a nod to my Midwestern, farm-town roots) with a fearless color palette and attention to line, texture and shape.
Originally from Brazil, I have lived in the Portland, OR, area for the last 10 years. I love creating functional and practical ceramic objects with a fun twist. Influenced by the revolving seasonal beauty of the Pacific Northwest and by my profound love of animals, I am passionate about exploring the possibilities of this versatile material. Through my pottery, I express my affection for my new home.
I enjoy both throwing at the wheel, and building pots by hand. I also like to throw components that can be incorporated into hand built construction, like my big jars, and some of my teapots. With every firing, there are new possibilities for learning; chance combinations of clay, slip, and glaze, that can be incorporated into the design of the next series of pots.
Jean Cady Ceramics
Ceramics | Outdoors
Garden dirt and clay ….. I love to play in both and have come up with a fun-loving solution for me. Garden Pods make me smile! Combining wheel-thrown work with handbuilding create unique shapes that compliment a variety of plantings. All are individual. I go with what the clay suggests and gardens enjoy the results.
I love the dynamic colors and textures of Pendleton Mill's wool selvage (the raw edges trimmed from Pendleton blankets) and fabric remnants, and the joyful feeling that they give my handwoven rugs and home décor. I hop out of bed each morning, dig my toes into one of my rugs, and smile.
Natural Fibers | Antlers
I use natural materials including cedar and wild cherry bark, reeds and grasses and weave them together with antlers to create unique baskets that reflect the natural grace of the antler. I gather Cedar bark using traditional techniques from trees that are due to be harvested. Male deer, elk, moose, caribou, and reindeer shed their antlers in the winter, growing a new set each spring. My weaving techniques combine traditional Appalachian styles with contemporary methods.
Marilyn Lindsley Jewelry
I am a multi-medium artist (music, figure drawing, calligraphy, ceramics, and fiber arts). I am now using polymer clay, with sterling silver, 14K gold filled wire, hypo-allergenic stainless steel, and more, to create unique jewelry and objects of art. My earrings, bangles, and necklaces are in abstract and simple designs; they glow with intense colors in intricate patterns.
Metal | Outdoor
Inspired by Folk Art from around the world, I create colorful, whimsical art from recycled materials. My work can live outdoors or in your home. The materials have a story -- once a tractor, harvester, or a truck. I love the faded shades of red, yellow, and orange the metal gets from sitting in the sun. I paint some pieces with bright enamel paint. I work in series: a herd of sheep, Hearts, Flowers, small landscapes, and dresses.
Not too many years after colored television was developed, I started making pots. In the old days. I worked in stoneware and had beautiful dark colors. Just as technological developments produced brilliant color on our televisions, so too did new materials and technology make brilliant colors available in the ceramic world. Exploring bright color on porcelain creates happiness and joy in the studio and for my customers.
My passion is creating long lasting, beautiful, engaging, and often whimsical artwork for home and garden. Each piece is sculpted in a groggy stoneware or porcelain clay using the ancient techniques of pinching, coiling, or slab construction. After bisque firing, I finish them with stains, oxides, or commercial glazes and fired a second or third time using an electric kiln. Occasionally, I include found objects in a piece.
2D | Mixed Media
I love old photos of women! By using those photos, I’m bringing them back to life in a way, and honoring them. I love broken things! I find beauty and interest in ordinary things, many times broken and discarded things-- there’s a story there. I love rust! Rust doesn’t necessarily mean old and decaying; it can also mean resilient & strong!