Tag Archives: functional art

Featured Artist – Nicole Fraley

31 Jul

Nicole Fraley – Creating is personal and therapeutic to me. My recent work includes mostly functional pottery. I love being able to create a piece of art that someone can utilize and connect with.

Living with Meniere’s disease is reflected in most of my artwork. Coping with imbalance has had a huge impact on my work. I have learned to embrace imperfection and find beauty in the frays and flaws in the world around us.

I find most of the inspiration for my art from my walks in nature. When I’m not exploring, I’m working around other people who inspire and motivate me to create. ‚Äč

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Featured Artist: Dean L. Myton/Ironwood & Vine Studio

16 Jul

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$849AvailableGundlach Bundshu wine rack/table

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77 Myton, Dean boothIronwood & Vine Studio Is the Creative venture of Dean L. Myton

It is my goal to create functional art from found objects, unique recycled materials, and fabricated steel. Items that reuse what others discard and give them a new life to enhance their environment rather than burden it.

Where possible I use recycled or sustainable materials such as cold steel, cast iron items, recycled wine crates and recycled wood from homes built in the early part of the 20th century. My fabrications are made by using what I see as the beauties in items that other do not. I try to allow the original items to be recognized, yet used in new ways to their original purpose.

My functional art pieces are practical items that hopefully take discarded items from the environment they were in yesterday and enhance the environment they are used in today.