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Decatur Area Artists Among Exhibitors at Weekend Show

Lora Rust and Mike Sluder, both Decatur-area artists, are among the 200 artists exhibiting at this weekend's American Craft Council Show.

Lora Rust and Mike Sluder, both Decatur-area artists, are among the 200 artists exhibiting at this weekend's American Craft Council Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
Lora Rust and Mike Sluder, both Decatur-area artists, are among the 200 artists exhibiting at this weekend's American Craft Council Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Two Decatur-area artists will be among the more than 200 exhibitors in the American Craft Council Show that runs Friday through Sunday at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Lora Rust specializes in pottery, which she sells and showcases in her Avondale Estates studio and gallery, and Mike Sluder, a Decatur metal artist, will both be in the show, reports the Dunwoody Neighbor.

Rust prefers working with porcelain, creating “heirloom” pieces.

“I use the word “heirloom” to describe my pieces because of the elegance that is evoked by the form and surface,” Rust told the newspaper. “Heirloom implies something unique, special, something to be treasured. Making each piece is very personal to me and I want that passion and joy to translate into the work.”

She has owned her own studio since 2008.

Sluder works with furnaces, welders and grinders to create art, especially bowls and vases, that are described as industrial.

“I enjoy working with metal, as I can juxtapose the strength of the bronze with the organic shapes of the bowls and vases I create,” he said to the paper. “I have also enjoyed mastering the art of patina over the years, coming up with the perfect blend of chemicals to create a range of unique colors against the warm hues of bronze and copper.”

He creates custom art for individual collectors, as well as corporate clients such as The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

The show is Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A one-day pass is $13 and a three-day pass is $28.

 

Sendi Coleman March 18, 2014 at 03:30 PM
The show was this last weekend not this coming up weekend.
DLL March 19, 2014 at 07:55 AM
yep... old news... :-( AMERICAN CRAFT COUNCIL ATLANTA SHOW March 14-16 Cobb Galleria Centre It’s a three-day celebration of all things handmade! Please join us as more than 225 of the top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft like you’ve never seen before! This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the southeast – a must-attend for craft lovers! Wholesale buyers click here for more information SHOW DATES AND HOURS Friday, March 14: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, March 16: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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