Drawn to clay, with its earthiness and malleability, Rebecca began her long affair with ceramics at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit. She loved the immediacy of the medium, the way it felt in her hands, the surprises imposed by chemistry through the firings and glazes.
Always a maker, an avid world traveler, a baker, and gardener, Rebecca finds excitement and fulfillment through exploration. This led her to pursue her MFA at Cranbrook academy of Art.
With a long career as a clay modeler and digital sculptor for the automotive industry, Rebecca sees her current work as its balance. She says, “Creating art that provides a place for contemplation, particularly as the world at large gives cause for anxiety, is of great importance to me. Building community and holding myself responsible for our beautiful planet are values I hope to share within the context of my work”.
Earrings by Gayle Minjarez
Gayle’s one-of-a-kind jewelry is highly textured sterling and gold. She uses reticulated silver to create a mountainous landscape and fuses gold and silver for geometric patterns. She also incorporates an old Korean gilding technique of applying gold to silver called Keum Boo. Semi-precious stones are used in her pendants and earrings, some of which have removable drops so that they can be worn more than one way.