Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gorse Mill Studio Visit, Needham, MA

By Kerry from K Hawkins Photography

Last week, I took a drive over to Gorse Mill Studios to help my friend and fellow Boston Handmader, Karen Mahoney, City by the Sea Ceramics, with photographing her work. It was fun experimenting with a light room, lights, pottery and our cameras.

Later, Karen gave me a tour of the studios and building. In the photo above is an art display of all the studio artists. It is a great way to greet visitors to the studios. I had not heard of the studios before I meet Karen. It was such a nice surprise to tour the building and art spaces. This studio building is tucked away in a neighborhood close to Needham Heights train station.

There is a wide variety of artists in the building from potters like Karen Mahoney to photographers, painters, graphic designers and more... The Gorse Mill also has a beautiful gallery space in to show off Studio artist's work. The building also houses
The Potters Shop and School and the Simple Syrup Glass Studio.

Artichokes: By Susan Whitlock

Vases: Susan Goldman

Mixed media and Encaustic: Karen Krieger.

Luckily, I was able to meet Karen in her studio. I really enjoyed her work. The windows and light of her studio is wonderful. I am a bit jealous. We had a fun discussion on the difficulty of photographing artwork.

Pitcher: Karen Mahoney

One of our experiments with photographing Karen's work. Karen has had trouble capturing this color and having it look good on her Etsy shop. It is such a rich and wonderful color. I think we captured the essence of this piece.

It will be fun to to meet the artists of Gorse Mill Studios at Needham Open Studios this coming May.

1 comment :

  1. Nice art work. I often visit art gallery when I get free time. Btw I am photographer - Wild Photography by hobby.

    Enjoyed your blog content.



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