Maker Spotlight: The Wrights

At Shop From: Susie, we pride ourselves in sourcing the unique, utilizing superior materials and promoting the talented artisan. Our goal is to not only provide quality goods to our customers, but collaborate with other local and small businesses including artists, makers and craftsmen.

Therefore, I decided to start an artisan series to showcase American makers who provide the beautiful, handmade art to my shop. Typically, these are pieces featured in my Seasonal Decor Box. However, our goal is to grow our artisan selection to make more handcrafted pieces not only available, but affordable for you home.

Most recently, I worked with the Wrights, a husband and wife team, out of Decatur, Texas. Will and Kirsten are both history buffs and full time art teachers with a desire to pass the love for creativity on to the next generation. Their dream is to not only create more personal works of art, but teach private lessons and classes with ‘paint your own’ events events in their studio.

In addition, their art has been sold in Samurai museums, Japanese gift shops, and most currently in the couples’ new studio space and store in Decatur.

Will is a graphic designer turned sculptor. He has been making pottery for over a decade. Each piece is thrown on the potter’s wheel and fired in an electric kiln or a wood kiln he built himself. Will is inspired by North Carolina potters, Bandana Pottery, and Alex Matisse of East Fork Pottery.

Will’s ceramic pottery feels organic, yet simple. The design is a nod to the Earth, the clay itself it is made from. Each piece is crafted on the potter’s wheel and fired in an electric kiln.

Kirstyn’s witty Western paintings include a vibrant paint palette. She often works in acrylics or watercolor paints. Her art pays homage to Western roots from cowboys to Texas small towns.

You can learn more about the Wright Wranch by visiting them on Instagram at @the.wright.house.

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