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2020 Artist: Alex Schmiechen

Things that excite us: the end of an election cycle, an unexpected Amazon package we forgot we even ordered, and NEW ARTISTS!

Please welcome another new-to-us artist, Alex Schmiechen of the Cabyn Fever studio from Cedar Rapids.

From Alex:

"I explore the theme of mindfulness through handmade ceramic work that can be used throughout daily life. Making, using, and experiencing ceramic art can help center and bring a person back into the present moment. I specialize in wheel thrown functional pottery that has widespread utility. I make forms that include hanging planters, travel mugs, wall shelves, jars, and dishware. I implement surface designs that take the form of meditative abstract patterns, flowing sgraffito phrases, and the landscapes that surround me."



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