Studio 2 Ceramics got its start in 2005 when Duluth native, Jim Alworth, was creating clay monsters instead of doing “serious art” and Carolina native, Grace, was tickled that an artist was having fun in our fellowship program!
We married and became Studio 2 Ceramics – a nod to the first studio we shared: Studio #2 in the Thorpe Building in Northeast Minneapolis. We are local artists working in the Solar Arts Building. We purchase our supplies from local businesses and use sustainable and earth-gentle practices whenever possible.
You will notice slight variations from mug to mug because each piece is made by hand. We don’t use molds or heavy machinery and our kiln is powered by the solar panels above our studio. The images you see on our mugs are applied by hand using silkscreens.
Our art is inspired by the creativity and generosity of our community.
(Jim is still making those monsters and Grace still thinks they are hilarious.)