For our recent wedding anniversary my husband, Luke, and I spent time wheel throwing pottery with Carolyn Krueger in the Clay Lab at QC Co-Lab in Davenport. IT WAS AMAZING!! Carolyn Krueger is a fabulous local artist who really cares about bringing art into the lives of Quad Citizens. You can learn more about her from Deborah Davis’ post titled Carolyn Krueger and The ARTery. What I found especially fantastic was that while she was clearly a very talented artist, her greatest gift might actually be patience. She was an excellent teacher and well worth the time and money we spent with her.
Last Sunday, Brian and I, enticed by the best fall weather in years, went to support local artists in their studio spaces. The annual open house for three well respected Bettendorf, Iowa, artists–Sally Gierke, Karen Brinson and Jim Cronk–was outstanding . All of the artists are known for their ceramic work while Karen also creates interesting fiber pieces in shadow box frames.