why the dots? inspiration behind vaughan nelson’s work

Colors, shapes, an organic feel—Vaughan Nelson’s work attracts the eye through its vibrant hues and variations of patterns. His work becomes even more intriguing when you discover the inspiration behind his pieces. I don’t know about you, but when I first saw Vaughan Nelson’s work, I asked, “Why the dots?” As my conversation with Vaughan began, he explained that his signature dot patterns and [...]

do as your mother says

Who would have guessed that a mother, or in this case, Kathleen Dustin’s mother, would know just what her daughter needed to pursue in life? Despite her mother’s recommendation to major in art, Kathleen Dustin followed a very different path into mathematics. It wasn’t until she was 28 that she realized her mother was right: she needed to follow her dreams and her passion for [...]

By |November 23rd, 2016|spotlights|0 Comments

pine needle basketry with Hannie Goldgewicht

I had seen Hannie Goldgewicht’s work many times on our website and on social media, but when I saw it in person, it was as if I had discovered a buried treasure. Hannie’s vessels, bowls, boxes, and wall sculptures are all full of detailed surprises, exceeding any expectation you may have from seeing them in a photograph. The textures are rich—from the ceramic structure [...]

By |October 13th, 2016|spotlights|1 Comment

in the studio with sylvie rosenthal

If you lose your wallet, you hope someone thoughtful will find it for you...and if you're in luck, that someone might by Sylvie Rosenthal. Last winter, an Artful Home employee dropped her wallet in a snowbank and considered it gone for good. Little did she know that it would be found by an artist whose work she knew well. Because of their shared connection [...]

In the Studio with Kelly Jean Ohl

We love being able to see our favorite artwork up close—even better when we get to meet the incredible artists who create it! So when we had an opportunity to visit ceramic artist Kelly Jean Ohl in her home studio near our Madison, WI office, we were thrilled. Kelly Jean Ohl in her studio. A variety of Ohl's artwork. [...]