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.
"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."