Monday, April 19, 2010

Favorite Etsy Shop - Rothshank

During my days at the American Craft Council show this year, my favorite time of day was the hour before the show opened. I'd make a cup of coffee (yes, I recommend bringing a Keurig for long shows) and walked the main floor to window shop. Of course, there were MANY things what I wanted to take home with me, but I did not find "the one(s)" until the last day of the show. This is where I met Justin Rothshank of Rothshank Artworks and his amazing ceramics. The imagery Justin uses ranges from political to beautiful to just plain funny (Pants on the Ground mug, anyone?)

Well, I walked home with 3 mugs that day, and have used one every day since the show. Justin hails from Goshen, IN but is the visiting artist at Baltimore Clayworks for the 1000 Cups of Hope Projects this month. Visit his website for more info and to check out his wife's art too. You can find a video of Justin's decal transfer process here.

6 comments:

sugar paperie said...

I had seen Justin's work at Red Tree and was thrilled when I not only stumbled upon his booth, but found out he was from my teeny tiny hometown. Small world. I walked away with a plate and mug as well. Love his imagery. Both playful and just plain lovely.

Deborah said...

Just wanted to add that not only is Justin's artwork very lovely, affordable and accessible, Justin -the maker, teacher, father and community artist is delightful as well. He spent six all too short weeks in residence at Baltimore Clayworks working in our studios and in community sites at Jubilee Arts (Sandtown) and Pimlico. With his wife, Brooke and baby Layton, Justin uplifted our spirits and brought much needed joy and beauty to three Baltimore Communities.

Lara said...

1000 Cups of Hope, Justin's work with Jubilee Art Center will be featured at Baltimore Clayworks from April 24-May 29, 2010. The opening is Saturday April 24, 6-8 PM in Baltimore Clayworks' Community Arts Gallery. Entrance is free.

于毓于毓 said...

very popular to u! ........................................

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Red Prairie Press said...

Beautiful pottery! thanks for featuring this!! definitely a new favorite!