Monday, November 1, 2010

Meet the Artist: Chris Sorenson (CMS Designs)

I find my inspiration in nature. Most of my pottery reflects my love of trees, leaves and the like. I tend to prefer hand building over wheel throwing, I enjoy the earthy quality of the finished piece. To start with a "blank canvas", be it a block of clay, a yard of fabric or a skein of yarn and turn it into something unique & one of a kind. I could easily go to an evil big box store and purchase a soap dish, but where is the fun in that?

I try to do something crafty everyday, be it going into the pottery studio or knitting while parked on my couch. Pesky things like housework and my "real" job tend to get in the way, but I truly hope one day to take my creativity to the next level and be able to do things I truly love on a full time basis.

I have taken my love of firing things at extremely high temperatures and begun fusing glass.  Right now I am creating mostly jewelry and dabbling in slumping bottles.  I am also organizing my second installment of Crafty Goodness:  A Modern Arts & Crafts Show on November 6 in Parma.  There will be so much local talent, I really cannot wait.  We will have everything from altered art to handmade bath & body goods to upcycled vintage jewelry.  And of course some stoneware & glass goodness.  Definitely something for everyone!  List of artists here:

You can also get daily updates from CMS Designs on Chris's FB fan page: 
As ususal don't forget to Buy Local, Buy Handmade:

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