10 teapots infused with creativity

Whether you're a tea aficionado looking to serve up your daily "Earl Gray" with a splash of personality or an art lover hoping to add some new flavors to your collection, you'll find plenty to savor in the world of artist-made teapots. Teapots have been around for hundreds of years, having originated in China and then spread throughout Asia, Europe, and beyond. The history [...]

small enchantments in glass

In his delicious category-defying book, Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, author Sam Wasson recounts the arranged meeting of two literary stars. Paris, 1948: Truman Capote was ushered by Jean Cocteau into the Palais Royal apartment of Colette. The French grande dame of literature, author of Gigi and many other succes de scandales, was [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]