Artists in Residence Weekend
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Meet the ArtistsClaire Jensen, Ceramic Artist + Educator
Claire Jensen, based in Richmond, is an artist, maker, and educator. Teaching ceramics and photography at a high school and Visual Arts Center of Richmond, she hails from Harrisonburg, VA – in the foothills of the Allegheny and Appalachian Mountains. There, she developed a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty in all things organic. She works predominantly with clay, as she is drawn to its raw origins and tangible possibilities. Striving to bring art into the everyday, Claire uses her ceramic pieces to enhance the aesthetics of life.
Molly Reeder, Painter, Stylist +Educator
Living around the world – from Hawaii to Bulgaria to New Zealand – Molly Reeder is a Richmond-based painter and stylist, specializing in botanicals and food illustration. She paints large scale, detailed watercolors of edible plant-based subjects to highlight their unique shape and beauty. Molly seeks meaningful collaborations through the lens of her artwork, where her paintings and illustrations help to support and showcase community efforts for LGBTQ, BIPOC & other minority run organizations. Co-organizing Richmond Bakers Against Racism, she sees food styling and baking as complimentary focuses that serve a symbiotic relationship to her work. Her work has been featured in such publications as Saveur Magazine, Taproot Magazine and Bake From Scratch, naming her as one of the top dozen bakers in America for 2018.