Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Kate Bingaman Burt and Namita Wiggers for a tour through Portland’s amazing Museum of Contemporary Craft. If you are in town and haven’t been before (or haven’t been lately), please drop by as soon as you can. A truly phenomenal weaving show was on when I visited, and their pop-up shop with local artists in the front section is so much fun. One of the artists on display right now (and working at the museum!) is Jason Russell, whose delicate ceramics were one of the hardest things to resist taking home with me.
Jason’s designs are simple but beautifully made and have a gorgeous hand-drawn line detail and such a delicate little foot on them that they’re begging to be combined on a dresser for special jewelry storage. Sadly, I knew my bags were full and that I’d manage to crush these if I carried them on board the plane, but I’m still coveting them from afar. Jason has such a great way with form and delicate details — they’d be beautiful on their own, but if you’re looking for special gifts for jewelry storage, these would be perfect. You can visit Jason’s work at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland right now, or you can check out (and shop) Jason’s work online right here. Thanks again to Namita and Kate for the tour! xo, grace
More pictures of Jason’s work continue after the jump . . .