There is a new arts, music and culinary festival coming to you this weekend – called Local Made.
Mark Williams, executive director of the Indianapolis Art Center, tells us how the event showcases the talents of Indiana’s creators. Today as well? Ceramicist Marlina Koonce. Check out some of their work!
Over: Under the Glaze is a local ceramic company founded by Marlina Koonce and Amber McKibbin. Although Under the Glaze officially launched in 2015, it is the result of an enduring friendship and art collaboration that began when Marlina and Amber met in 2006 as a student at IUPUI’s Herron School of Art and Design.
This ceramic duo creates a variety of pieces that range from functional mugs, vases, bowls and serving dishes to sculptural dresses and wall flowers. Some of their signature items are Indiana mugs and mugs; Floral Dress Vases – The vase is in the shape of a dress shape and fresh flowers can be added to create a full skirt. and custom dress recovery – they will sculpt a 10 inch replica of each special occasion dress from customer pictures.
Her design work is heavily influenced by a love for textiles and textures – an inspiration that comes from each of her grandmothers. Marlina was a fashion designer and Amber was an upholsterer. Marlina’s style includes lace prints and buttons to capture the texture and aesthetics of the fabric, while Amber’s style uses slip trailing and carving to create intricate patterns across each piece. Together, their styles make for pieces that are rich in texture and bold colors so they are fun to use and display, or as they like to say, “Add a little artistic elegance to everyday life!”
In addition to attending the Local 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 at @undertheglaze. They also have ceramic work at Noblesmade at the Hamilton County Visitor Center in Noblesville, IN and Smokey Fireside Creations in Danville, IN.
Local Made is a fantastic new arts, music, and food festival on May 15-16, produced and hosted by the Indianapolis Arts Center. This festival replaces the Broad Ripple art fair. Local Made, presented by OneAmerica, is a new community event showcasing the talents of Indiana’s creators. Locally Made was brought to you by the Indianapolis Art Center and Indy Jazz Fest, and showcases the creativity and talent of our county seat and the surrounding area in a celebration of art, music, local beers and food!
In collaboration with the Indy Jazz Fest, this festival will feature local musicians who live and breathe the Indy music scene! Guests can enjoy some sweet sounds as they admire the work of a select number of talented Indiana artists across the Art Center grounds selling unique and one-of-a-kind art. Don’t forget to look out for ornate demonstrations of wood turning, wheel throwing, weaving, raku, blacksmithing, painting, and more from the Art Center Teaching Artists and Students during your stay.
Saturday, May 15th – 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, May 16 – 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
With only a limited number of tickets per day for security and an exciting Backstage Pass area with meet and greet musicians and much more, this event will be a new experience for our creative community. NEW! When purchasing your tickets, look out for additional goods options. We are offering a few selected NEW items that you can pre-order and pick up at the event. The event will also have merchandise tents with t-shirts, koozies, and more, but these new items may sell out fast!