Friday, August 14, 2009

Last Arrowmont Post: The Resident Artists

Okay....this is it for my posts about Arrowmont! I saved the best for last! One of my absolute favorite parts about going to Arrowmont this summer was getting to meet the resident artists. One of my best friends, Victoria Altepeter, is the new metals resident this year. The other residents are Martina Lantin (ceramics), Thaddeus (TJ) Erdahl (ceramics), and Kent Perdue (wood). They are a very talented group and it was so fun getting to know them.
Each week they did open studio tours for everyone to come in and see what they were up to.
Here is TJ in his studio.Victoria's studio.Martina's studio.
Kent's studio.
Take a look at their work on the arrowmont residents blog, and also each of their individual blogs. Seriously, well worth your time!
They put up an exhibition of their work this summer right before I had to go home. It looked so good! Check it out...Kent Perdue's chair rings and bench (above and below).TJ's work. (above and two below)Victoria's belt buckles and brooches (above).Martina's wall tiles/plates (above). you have a taste, go check out their blogs!