It’s a new art, music and culinary festival coming to you this weekend– called Locally Made.
Here to tell us how the event showcases the talents of Indiana creators is Mark Williams, Executive Director of the Indianapolis Art Center. Also in today? Ceramicist Marlina Koonce. Check out some of her work!
About: Under the Glaze is a local ceramics business founded by Marlina Koonce and Amber McKibbin. Though officially started in 2015, Under the Glaze is the result of a lasting friendship and art collaboration that started when Marlina and Amber met as students at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design in 2006.
This ceramics duo creates a wide variety of pieces ranging from functional mugs, vases, bowls, and serving ware to sculptural dresses and wall flowers. A few of their signature items include Indiana mugs and tumblers; floral dress vases – the vase is shaped like a dress form and fresh flowers can be added to create a full skirt; and custom dress recreations – they will sculpt a 10” replica of any special occasion dress from pictures provided from the customer.
Their design work is strongly influenced by a love for textiles and textures – an inspiration that comes from each of their grandmothers. Marlina’s was a clothing designer and Amber’s an upholsterer. Marlina’s style incorporates lace impressions and buttons to capture the texture and aesthetic of fabric while Amber’s style uses slip trailing and carving to create intricate patterns across each piece. Together their styles make pieces that are rich in texture and bold color making them fun to use and display or as they like to say “add a little artsy elegance for the everyday!”
In addition to participating in the Locally Made event at the Indianapolis Art Center this weekend, you can find Under the Glaze online at www.undertheglaze.com, or on Facebook and Instagram @undertheglaze. They also have ceramic work featured at Noblesmade at the Hamilton County Visitors Center in Noblesville, IN and Smokey Fireside Creations in Danville, IN.
Locally Made is a fantastic new art, music and culinary festival on May 15th and May 16th that is produced by and is hosted at the Indianapolis Arts Center. This festival replaces the Broad Ripple art fair. Locally Made, presented by OneAmerica, is a new community event that showcases the talents of Indiana creators. Brought to you by the Indianapolis Art Center and Indy Jazz Fest, Locally Made features the creativity and talent in our circle city and surrounding areas in a celebration of art, music, local brews, and food!
Partnering with the Indy Jazz Fest, this festival will feature local musicians who live and breathe the Indy music scene! Guests will be able to enjoy some sweet sounds while taking in the work of a select number of talented Indiana-based artists throughout the Art Center grounds selling unique and one-of-a-kind art. While your there, don’t forget to keep an eye out for artful demonstrations in woodturning, wheelthrowing, weaving, raku, blacksmithing, painting, and more from Art Center Teaching Artists and Students.
Saturday, May 15 – Noon-6:00 pm
Sunday, May 16 – Noon-6:00 pm
With only a limited number of tickets available each day for safety and an exciting Backstage Pass area with musician meet and greets and more, this event will be a new experience for our creative community. NEW! When you go to purchase your tickets, look for add-on merchandise options. We are offering a few select NEW items that you can pre-order and pick up at the event. There will be merchandise tents at the event as well, with t-shirts, koozies, and more, but these new items may sell out fast!