Piece by piece, hand-built jewelry that traces back to the landscape from which it came. Explore a collection of jewelry that weaves a story between us and the environment, capturing a time and a place in nature making each one unique, just like us.
Mary Ann Casey is a writer, painter, and sculptor from Auburn, Alabama. Born and raised in the deep South, Casey’s expressive, contemporary paintings are portrayed through a variety of media. Mary Ann relies on her faith and Southern roots for inspiration, and her belief in the importance of family and faith are themes that run throughout her work which has been displayed throughout the South, including the Wiregrass Art Museum in Dothan, AL, the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy, AL, and the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.
Casey hopes that the paintings in this collection “become a collaboration between me and my viewers…I surrender my spirit to a sense of energy, love, oneness, hope and peace.”
Rabbit Fish Ceramics is a small-batch ceramics operation that embraces imperfection, oddness, and flights of imagination. Laura and Brian, owners of Rabbit Fish Ceramics, believe everyday objects should be fun and interesting, and that having a personal connection to unique items helps us value and care for the things we do have. As their tagline says, function needs imagination.
A couple effort, Brian throws most of the forms on a wheel, and Laura adds design details through the hand carving sgraffito method.
Laura and Brian met in Ithaca New York during graduate school and decided soon after that it might just be worth moving across the country to stay together. Now married, they currently live and work in the Auburn, Alabama region. They started RFC only a couple years ago and have been exploring ever since.
As a small batch operation, each piece they make is unique and hand made, and no two are alike. The imaginary Rabbit-Fish logo is a pleasantly off-kilter, mischievous symbol of good luck; it’s something they aim to live up to and hope you will too.
The repetition of separate forms results in a great unity, discovering the simple truth in nature, we are all the same light and love. Ask the animals and they will teach you; the birds of the air, will tell you; speak to the earth, and it will teach you. .
I am a self taught jeweler who’s on a journey to find a creative life that is aligned with my values of honoring the Earth and taking care of myself. I’m learning to find the sweet spot of pushing myself and living a life in flow. I feel it's the inner life we cultivate that becomes a direct channel to our creativity. It’s in these moments of life, such as enjoying a fantastic meal with family, taking a walk in nature, and doing what you love that makes everything sing!
With the introduction of Workshop Series, We’ll explore our creative process and how it relates to our well-being. I’ll share my studio, my tips and techniques that I’ve used to build my practice for the past 20 years. I’ll teach basic jewelry skills required for each project in an open and creative space. Students will be encouraged to learn through exploration, make mistakes, and find their creative voice. Each workshop in the series will have variety of different skills taught, to provide an opportunity to build upon skills. Come explore and learn together-let’s build a creative community!