Friday, October 27, 2017

Featured Exhibitor: Teesdale Studios


Teesdale Studios boasts beautiful porcelain ceramics that reflect nature. Artist Katie Teesdale is inspired by her surroundings, bringing life into her pieces with colors of frozen lakes, textures of leaves, and raw organic edges. Katie's ceramics are both stunning and functional for every day life. Her work seems to be a reflection on the beauty of Minnesota, and we love her interpretation. 
Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Katie Teesdale and I am the artist behind Teesdale Studios. I create wheel thrown and altered porcelain ceramics. My artwork’s focus is on creating collectable functional artwork for the home.

What's the latest thing you have been working on?

I’ve really been focusing on how to create new vases and flower bricks (a vase designed to hold floppy flowers like tulips). I like how different styles really resonate with different people, and how I can really create a variety of things without drifting too far from “my style”.

Will you be featuring any holiday items?

Yes! This year I will have a new line of holiday ornaments that I will be unveiling in late October.

Why did you start working in this particular craft?

I didn’t have access to a pottery studio until I went to college. I ended up in a ceramics class as a part of my Art Education requirements. I immediately fell in love, switched my major from painting and never looked back.

How does the city you live in influence your work?

The colors of Hutchinson, MN really drive what I look for in my pieces. Especially as the seasons change, I find myself wanting to develop the colors of the world outside my studio window. How do we grab that sunset, or that frozen lake?

What motivates you to create?

Ceramics can be a very repetitive process, so I take that time to medatate on habits both of my mind and body. I find that clay can help a person find that state of “mental flow”, which is incredibly restorative.
Check out more of Katie's work online, and be sure to stop by her booth at the Minneapolis Gift & Art Expo, November 3-5, 2017 at the Minneapolis Convention Center!

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