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 [...]

By |April 25th, 2016|spotlights|Comments Off on Inside a Glassblower’s Studio

Spring 2016 Trends: Diaphanous Layers

Although we would never classify our point of view as “trend-driven,” as we worked with designers to create our Spring 2016 Collection, we found that there were a few themes which repeated themselves. One that we are especially excited about is the use of diaphanous layers. This season, many designers are playing with sheer fabrics and layering to create breezy, flowing shapes and silhouettes. [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|articles|Comments Off on Spring 2016 Trends: Diaphanous Layers

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 [...]