Martin Venezky first gained renown in 1995 for the design of Speak Magazine. With his firm Appetite Engineers, Venezky continues his dedication to craft, process and detail while colliding the handmade with the digital. In 1997, he was among I.D. magazine’s “ID40” list of influential designers.
Timothy Lazure is a Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. His body of work is diverse in scope—including jewelry, flatware and hollowware, furniture, and sculptural pieces.
Kendall Buster first studied microbiology and received a BS degree in Medical Technology before pursuing an education in art. She earned a BFA degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC and an MFA in Sculpture from Yale University as well as participating in the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Studio Program in New York City.
Ferrin Contemporary specializes in ceramic art circa 1950 – present. Originally established in 1979 by director, Leslie Ferrin, the business began as a gallery program, evolving over thirty years at various traditional gallery spaces and through participation in international art fairs. As gallery director, Ferrin became known as a curator and project manager working in support of represented artists and in partnership with commercial galleries. Ferrin Contemporary has been the preferred source for artwork by established and emerging artists and designers whose primary medium is clay, for private collectors, institutions and the media.