The J.A.R. Studio will be hosting a select group of artists who will be digging up their roots and finding new fertile grounds to show their many cultivars of finely pruned, pampered and nurtured works.
Come and forage.
Pick your own bouquet of art.
Jean Smaglik Wells
Mary L Hager
My work is a study of color and design in decorative and functional fiber, utilizing machine piecing and free motion quilting. It is based on a lifetime of sewing and color immersion, and explores the relationship between traditional quilting methods and modern materials and techniques.
The pots I create are intended to bring artwork into daily living while enhancing the interactions between food, drink, people, and their community. As a craftsperson, I endeavor to create highly utilitarian wares for people to use, touch, see, and experience on a consistent basis.
The process of making things with my hands has always been a
critical component of my life. Making Jewelry allows me to utilize
my hands, head, and heart. Creating jewelry that is a BLEND of
traditional and non-traditional materials, and techniques keeps
me engaged in the making process. The practice of trial and error
to make material perform in unexpected ways leads to fun
discoveries and more often failure. I take inspiration from the
materials I am presented with and how they can transform into
jewelry that is unique, affordable and wearable.
I began drawing and carving onto my pieces a few years into my life as a potter and have never stopped. My designs have always been inspired by nature and have evolved to include everyday household objects and popular iconography. I strive to create imagery that can be visually beautiful, and at times, somewhat playful.