Inside a Glassblower’s Studio

We met glass artist Richard S. Jones at his workspace, Studio Paran, where he both creates and displays an array of his handcrafted glass art. Studio Paran is located on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin, in the fittingly artistic neighborhood of Schenk's Corners. As we entered, we gathered around the focal point of his studio—the hot and fiery furnace, or “glory hole,” as [...]

In the Studio with Richard Judd

On a recent trip with the Artful Home staff, I was privileged to visit the studio of Richard Judd, a furniture designer inspired by Zen Buddhism. Richard Judd's Enso Mirror, Long Arc Shelf, and Spring Table on display in his gallery. Using innovative techniques and tools like vacuum pumps and heated blankets, Judd reveals his engineering background in everything he does [...]

artist spotlight: anchor bend glassworks

When it comes to art glass, sometimes three heads are better than one. Justin Tarducci, Michael Richardson, and Timothy Underwood -- the Anchor Bend Glassworks team. Childhood friends Michael Richardson, Justin Tarducci, and Timothy Underwood met while exploring their shared passion for art, glass, and creation. Their unprecedented collaboration combines the unique talents of all three artists, which encourage and complement each [...]

questioning what we see: tim harding

I’ve been with Artful Home for years – over a decade, which is a long part of our 30 year history. Tim Harding is one of the artists that has been with Artful Home for even longer, and is one of the artists that I - as a lover of fiber art - immediately gravitated toward. Harding, who lives in Minnesota, is a well-established fiber [...]

painting hunches: brian kershinik

When you've seen as much of the world as Brian Kershisnik has you don't tend to put yourself into a box or limit your inspiration. Kershisnik started his life in the central United States and by the time he had graduated college he had also spent time in Angola, Thailand, Pakistan, and Denmark. Even after seeing so much of the world, Kershisnik was unsure [...]