2019 Artist Highlight

Introducing new Guest Artist Burdock Ceramics

We are thrilled to introduce our visitors to another newcomer in the Lake Superior 20/20 Studio & Art Tour. This year Duluth artists Rita Morris and Barry Sands, talented duo behind Burdock Ceramics, will be joining us with their gorgeous ceramic work. The work is elegant and functional, featuring delicate nature drawings of plants and animals. We asked them to share a little bit about their work and connections to the North Shore.

 What do you like the most about the North Shore?

We love so many things about the North Shore.  All the beautiful places to go hiking around here are a constant inspiration.  The amazing rocky shores of Lake Superior are the perfect place to sit and reflect. All the amazing artists that live here form such a vibrant community and we love getting to be a part of it. 

As an artist in the tour, what are you looking forward to?

We’re excited to connect with people who love the North Shore and all the plants and animals that call it home as much as we do. We’re looking forward to being part of such a fun studio and art tour!

What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium?

The possibilities are endless with clay. We are constantly challenged, humbled and in awe of the many things that clay has to teach us.  Also, It’s the perfect canvas for our paintings.  It’s so rewarding to attempt to transform a functional everyday object into a thing of wonder and beauty. 

Plate by Burdock Ceramics

Burdock Ceramics can be found at studio stop EK with host artist E.J. Klepinger. For more information click the button below: