Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Two Clay Studio resident artists, Danny Clump and Lauren Sandler, throw down some clay this March. Clump at The Brink and Sandler at The Clay Studio. You won't find any cups or bowls as both artists are presenting large sculptural works.

Clump's show is titled Seeing Constructs. I like Clump's tangled, wood-fired constructs. The structural forms appear strong and sturdy but at the same time vulnerable as if they could collapse at any moment  The shows up for the month so stop by the Brink and see it.

Danny Clump
Temenos by Sandler, a clay studio artists-residence, is elegant display of clay meeting other materials.  The scupltures are made from materials ranging from wire, rubber, clay and paper. These works intimately invite you to move around and witness them from all vantages.  In the small space these large works really meet you face to face. Temenos  is up at the Clay Studio throughout the month...go witness it.

Lauren Sandler

Find a bunch more photos after the jump

Monday, March 7, 2011

And we're back

Having taken a nice long respite from the online world, which I highly recommend, Artmelt is back.  We are looking forward to focusing on one artists, theme or show a month.  We are going to keep the work load down for our unpaid and overworked contributors, and maybe, just maybe they will be able to make some of their own artwork.  But let us not get our hopes up as the next ice age could happen at any moment and there will no longer be a reason for art blogs.

We will also be releasing a one-of-a-kind print edition in the near future, so keep your eyes peeled for more about that.


Cheers to you - keep supporting your local artists and community!

Thank you for gorilla-ing with us

Jonathan Marquis