Forage Modern Workshop


FMW Featured Artist: Liz Pechacek

EventsKelsie GerstlComment



Symbology is a new body of work by Liz Pechacek made to explore tactile formalist qualities while maintaining an obscure sense of utility.  These works draw upon her practice as a potter and reference functional ceramics through scale, use of multiples, ceramic as a medium and craft.  Devoid of any clear purpose, these objects convey an invitation to use that is obscured by context, like artifacts from some other culture and time.

Liz Pechacek
Minneapolis, MN
Liz Pechacek was raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, by her artist mother and chemist father.  She grew up making all manner of things and found her way to clay in college.  She earned a BFA in ceramics and a BA in art history from Indiana University in 2012.  She now operates her ceramic studio in Minneapolis and teaches at Powderhorn Park.  Her work is all either hand built or slip cast from hand built prototypes.  Layered with slip, stains, and glaze, the work achieves a rich and complex surface that above all communicates a sense of touch.  Pechacek draws from a diverse range of historical sources, such as Mimbres and Neolithic Chinese pottery.  She bridges these influences with Danish Modern Ceramics and the work of such pioneers as Lucie Rie and Ruth Duckworth.




Forage Modern Workshop at the MN State Fair

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Forage Modern Workshop presents: The Midwest Vernacular in Modern Design. 

Join us at this year's Minnesota State Fair as we honor 4 works of architecture in Minnesota by Ralph RapsonRehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.Salmela Architect, and Carl Graffunder.

We asked 4 designers to create new pieces of work inspired by the above works of architecture.

It's going to be a blast! Add us to your State Fair planning map. We will be the main exhibit in the Creative Arts Building. More information on tickets on the MN State Fair's Website.

Follow along as more details unfold as we get closer to the first day of the fair!

Forage Turns Two - September 6

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We're celebrating our 2nd birthday on September 6th!

We're celebrating our 2nd birthday on September 6th!

1. Party! Join us Saturday, September 6 for some in store music by Beatrix Jar! They will be creating a sound collage from 1pm - 5pm. 

2. We will also be having a in-store drawing. Visit us Saturday, September 6th and enter your name into a drawing to win a $200 Forage Gift Card! Woop.

3. Lastly, we will be having a photo contest. All this week, take a picture of your favorite forage item/place in the store with the hashtag #forageturnstwo . Our favorite pic will also win a $200 Forage Gift Card.

Wooo Hoooo! It's been a fun two years.