the object enthusiast

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At S+F, my main focus has always been to seek out and showcase emerging artists and designers. It’s our passion to give an outsider artist a chance to expose their process and work and vision from the beginning stages in a small independent boutique. Case in point, Simply gorgeous new ceramics from Wichita, Kansas artist Emily Reinhardt,AKA, the Object Enthusiast. Emily made her Portland/World debut in a brick and mortar retail setting showing her latest ceramic works here at Sword+Fern, and we are so happy to have her pieces in for fall. From Emily’s blog:"…i am emily and i am an object maker. i love to make objects that other people want to spend time with. i am a ceramic artist living and working in wichita, kansas…today i make most of my ceramics using yoshi ikeda’s shimpo. he bought it in 1981 and gave it to me in the spring of 2012. he is the reason i studied ceramics in school, and now i’m making my work using the wheel that he used for nearly 30 years. he said, “emily, i would only give this to you. you work hard.” i will never be able to fully express how much my wheel means to me. i’m inspired every time i sit down at that wheel." Come see Emily’s pieces before they’re gone! images courtesy Emily Reinhardt

by Jahna Peloquin

Carnevale Clay’s Oversized Ceramic Teacups, available at tonight’s sale

Photo by Louisa Podlich

Earlier this year, Minnesota photographer and ceramist Louisa Podlich launched e-commerce site A Mano (“by hand” in Spanish) as a way to present handcrafted, limited-edition products by artisans all over the world under her carefully curated eye. It includes hand-painted, all-seeing-eye ceramics by Demetria Chappo (Brooklyn, NY); gold-embellished ceramic jewelry and vessels by Elizabeth Pechacek (Hastings, MN); marbled silk scarves by Jamie Bertsch (Milwaukee, WI); nature-inspired pottery and ceramics by Libby Armstrong (Tallahassee, FL); modern twists on terra cotta pottery and ceramics by the Object Enthusiast (Omaha, NE); and colorful, quirky porcelain pottery by the Wide Prospect (Brooklyn, NY), plus Podlich’s own brand, also called A Mano.

Tonight, Podlich bids her studio at the Thorp Building in Northeast Minneapolis adios with a moving sale to reduce the shop’s inventory, including leftover treasures from past collections and the current summer collection, which will be marked 20 to 40 percent off. There will also be a table of Podlich’s own pottery “orphans” that never made it onto the site at “extremely reduced prices.” Out of towners can take advantage of a 20-percent online discount on both A Mano’s Etsy site and the store’s e-shop today only (12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.) with the checkout code “MOVINGSALE.”

A Mano will be moving into the Northrup King Building in October; stay tuned for a grand opening party to come.

5-9 p.m. Tues., Aug. 12. Thorp Building, 1618 Central Ave. NE., Suite 218, Mpls. Note: Central Avenue is closed at 14th Avenue; street and lot parking is available. weshopamano.com & etsy.com/shop/weshopamano

Editor’s Picks:

Carnevale Clay Handmade Ceramic Striped Salt Cellar, available only at tonight’s studio sale

The Object Enthusiast Handmade Metallic Ceramic Tiny Ring Dishes, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Mineralogy Kyanite, Pyrite, Brass & Gemstone Handmade Stud Earrings, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Pickle Pottery Ceramic Sake Cup, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Son of a Sailor Polygon, Brass, Gemstone & Bead Handmade Necklace, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Powderhorn Kitchen Hand-carved Wooden Spoon, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Nomadik Handmade Leather Zipper Pouch, available only at tonight’s studio sale

Demetria Chappo Moon Phases Spirit Eye Handmade Ceramic Spoon, $34 (plus 20% off) in the studio & online @ weshopamano.com

Libby Armstrong Handmade Ceramic Feather Plate, $25 (plus 20% off) in studio & online @ weshopamano.com

Libby Armstrong Handmade Ceramic Blue Windows Planter, $30 (plus 20% off) in studio & online @ weshopamano.com

The Object Enthusiast Terracotta Speckled Jewelry Dish, $22 (plus 20% off) in studio & online @ weshopamano.com

A Mano Glazed Clay Watermelon Bowl, $16 (plus 20% off) in studio & online @ Etsy.com

[Images by Louisa Podlich, courtesy A Mano]

tagged by: dance-shirayuki

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
   *Put in a new post, do not reblog.

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag x-amount of people & let them know you tagged them!

Personality: INTP. ( Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting.)
Variant: Turbulent
Role: Analyst
Famous INTPs: Socrates Rene Descartes Blaise Pascal Isaac Newton Carl Jung Albert Einstein James MadisonDwight D. Eisenhower Gerald Ford
Fictional ENFPs: Armin Artlet (SNK), L (Death Note), Dirk Strider (Homestuck), Twilight Sparkle (My little Pony),  Sherlock Holmes

STRENGTHS

  • Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers
  • Imaginative and Original
  • Open-Minded
  • Enthusiastic
  • Objective
  • Honest and Straightforward 

WEAKNESSES:

  • Very Private and Withdrawn
  • Insensitive
  • Absent-minded 
  • Condescending
  • Loathe Rules and Guidelines
  • Second-Guess Themselves 

Tagging: fiesty-kicking-pup, lujuria-malcriado

Tagged by: secondsent

If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
    * Put in a new post, do not reblog

Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag x-amount of people & let them know you tagged them!

Personality: INTP (Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting)
Variant: Turbulent
Role: Analyst

Famous INTP’s: Socrates, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Issac Newton, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Jaames Madison, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford

Famous Fictional INTP’S: None (no srsly there was NO ONE listed at ALL)

STRENGTHS:

  1. Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers
  2. Imaginative and Original
  3. Open-Minded
  4. Enthusiastic
  5. Objective
  6. Honest and Straightforward

WEAKNESSES:

  1. Very Private and Withdrawn
  2. Insensitive
  3. Absent-Minded
  4. Condescending
  5. Loath Rules and Guidelines
  6. Second-Guess Themselves

TAGGING: No one, because all the cool kids have done it already //sobs