Monday, March 28, 2011

Get Your CRAVE On

Here's another one of our featured artists, my bud Jennifer Bedenbaugh of Crave Studio. I have 2 of her necklaces and I get compliments EVERY single time I wear them! I've given several of her other pieces as gifts and people have been so moved by their beauty that I've actually seen a few tears.

All art requires courage. ~Anne Tucker

Like many people who are driven to create, I have spent a lifetime testing my passions in all sorts of mediums. While majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in Graphic Design at the University of South Carolina, I felt I had tried it all - printmaking, photography, painting, drawing and playing music have all been a major part of my life at different points. But in the Fall of 2008, I ventured into unknown territory and took a pottery class that our local museum was offering. I quickly fell in love with clay and the entire process of making ceramic art. It is such a beautiful medium.
No matter what the end product, be it something functional or sculptural, all of it starts out as nothing more than a lump of mud.
When you are passionate about something that fills you up, your soul beckons you to pursue it. I felt this way about my work with clay from the beginning. And so it was born - Crave Studio. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by a tremendous group of amazing and talented artists and friends who have given me the courage to pursue this dream, and challenged me to open this business. I hope you will continue to support Crave Studio on its journey of growth. For more information about the new studio space or to find out more about my current work, you can follow me on Facebook at or on etsy at

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