OKC you there

For those of you who will be in Oklahoma City this weekend, check out the OUI pop-up shop.  I'll have some of my mini hanging planters for sale!


The Canvas is a teen arts center in St. Paul. The building itself is entirely built from cinder blocks, and has that elementary school feel about it. There is so much that needs to be done in order to make this space feel more like an intelligent and creative environment for teens. Brett and I couldn't help but be charmed by some of the old fixtures in this space. Ideally, we're hoping to preserve the parts we love, and balance them with newness.


clayzy about clays

This winter was spent with my hands submersed in clays of all sorts. I'm excited to reveal some new projects for the spring set at SHIP & SHAPE, on April 1st. This is a necklace I made this winter, similar to the spring collection. All the beads were hand made and glazed from terra cotta.
Keep your eyes peeled!


Lasers and Teens

lazer luck
We have a lot of exciting things going on.. We met with some really great teens at the Canvas last Friday, and are really excited to be doing some collaborative remodeling of their center in St. Paul. We'll be sure to post some images of the progress soon!

Otherwise, there are a handful of items that I am working on for the Spring release at SHIP&SHAPE, launching April 1st. No Joke. Today I received some laser-cut leather that I sent out, and I'm so excited to assemble everything!




Brett Smith, The Suns of Cudd (2011), Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Brett has worked hard all year, and the installation is complete.
Here is one of the pieces in the show.
Why not go to the MCAD Gallery tonight for the artist discussion?!

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.


finger licking

brassknuckleringFour more days until we close on our house! If anyone so much as sets a finger on those copper pipes again, they will get some unexpected brass knuckles. I will continue to evolve these knuckles into bigger and better things, but for my first pass, I'm pretty happy to be wearing this other knuckle around my pinky.
Cross your fingers that the next posts will be about home renovation!


Things have been a little crazy around here. We are attempting to buy a house, settle down, open up a grand sisbro studio, and really dedicate ourselves and our extra time to cranking out the goods. So so close to close, then someone stole all the copper pipes in the basement!

We'll keep posting though!

I made a silicone mold of those knuckles and put my wax injector to use, SO EASY! Next, I mounted all those knuckles onto a wax tree. Last night, I was finally able to caste them into metal! Pictures soon..