Earthy Pottery and Eco Printed Textiles

Minneapolis, Minnesota · 155 Sales


Earthy Pottery and Eco Printed Textiles

Minneapolis, Minnesota 155 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars

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Note from shop owner I'm taking a brief break. I will take orders again starting July 22 or 23. Please stop back, Diane Gamm

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jul 16, 2018

I'm taking a brief break. I will take orders again starting July 22 or 23. Please stop back, Diane Gamm

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Mother's Day Gift Idea: An eco printed silk scarf that can be used as an elegant wall hanging when it's not being worn! Perfect for a gardener or nature loving mom. This wall hanging, "Light and Shadow", was created with 2 mirror image silk scarves.
Vases for spring flowers! Add some daffodils or tulips to bring spring colors into your home. With leaf impressions of Gingko and fern, spirals, soda fired, etc.
Brrrrr! With below zero temps here in Minnesota, it seemed like a good time to add more new long wool scarves to my shop. Eco printed and Shibori pattern on long, lightweight gauzy wool scarves. Warm but elegant!
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Diane Gamm - Earthy Pottery and Eco Printed Textiles

Sometimes it amazes me to realize that I've been making pots on and off for almost 40 years, fitting it in the spaces around career, family and other interests. In 2012 I decided to take early retirement to focus on pottery and photography. Boxes of pots were starting to pile up and since bad knees, pottery and art fairs just aren't a good combo, I launched my Etsy shop in June of 2014.

I studied wih Warren Mackenzie at the Univ of Minnesota, whose approach to pottery I resonated with and was strongly influence by. The pots I love to make and use are those that retain some of the fluid quality of the wet clay, show the hand of the maker, and often possess a "wabi-sabi" esthetic, where beauty is seen in the imperfect. (See Wikipedia excerpt below.). I have studio space at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm also a member of the Vine Arts Center, a member-run gallery in south Minneapolis.

My creative energy has been "branching out" to eco printing and exploring natural dyes on textiles. I have always loved gardening, natural dyes, the beauty of leaves and patterns in nature, and eco printing brings all those elements together. In eco printing, the pigments and natural dyes in leaves are transferred to fabric by steaming or simmering in a dyebath for 1 ½ hours or longer.

WABI SABI - Wikipedia:
Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete."

Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

Wabi now connotes rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can be applied to both natural and human-made objects. It can also refer to quirks and anomalies arising from the process of construction, which add uniqueness and elegance to the object. Sabi is beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs.

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    I studied clay at the U of MN where Warren MacKenzie had a strong influence on my aesthetics. I fire at the Northern Clay Center in Mpls. I also enjoy getting outside with my camera and have been "branching out" to eco printing on silk.

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