IFAM: Living with Folk Art

There are many reasons why we buy folk art but there are those universal threads among folk art collectors that begin to take shape when thinking about what it means to live with folk art. Living with Folk Art is a series of personal essays on what compels us to share our lives with handmade art and the communities from around the world that enrich our lives. 

A Folk Art Journey, Peggy Gaustad

  Over 40 years ago, I set off for a two year MFA program in ceramics in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  I had never been to Mexico and I didn’t speak Spanish. Those two years would be transformational and inform who I am today. I had begun working in clay in California in the…
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Animate Objects, Keith Recker

  I shacked up with a Minimalist architect 25 years ago. We’re still debating every aesthetic decision on a daily basis, and what we live with is an extended dialogue between our definitions of beauty. The shapes and hues and patterns and materials and meanings are words. Their adjacencies form phrases and sentences. Every room…
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