Februrary Featured Artists open
February 1 - February 27
Guillermo Cuellar, Mike Norman, Colleen Riley
Cuellar has been making utilitarian, wheel-thrown stoneware pots since 1980. In 2005 he established a pottery in Shafer, Minnesota and now participates as one of seven host-studios on the annual St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. Norman’s work is part allegory, alchemy, poetry, and Mingei-sota. Animals have become part of his lexicon, his personal taxonomy of stand-ins for nostalgic adventure and poetic iconography. Riley’s work reflects her connection to the imperfect and ever-changing rural environment surrounding her home studio in Eureka Township, Minnesota. Her pots celebrate the historic ceramic tradition of decorative botanicals by employing the patterns and textures of the Minnesota landscape.