What happens when an artist & an engineer fall in love? Earth Clay! We live in the southwestern corner of the Minnesota prairie, where we spend our winters creating & designing & our summers traveling to art festivals in the Midwest & near U.S. national parks. Although I can’t remember a time I wasn’t painting, drawing or sculpting, the first Earth Clay necklace was created 6 years ago when I accidentally sculpted a tiny Saguaro cactus into a necklace pendant. I had never seen anything like it before & I started wearing it everywhere I went. From our very first sale, 10% of the profits have always gone back to the well-being of the national parks, something we are both extremely proud of. Now, we sell our National Park artwork to a few of the national park visitor centers, in select retail locations throughout the US, online, & through art festivals across the country. Although we love hiking & exploring the national parks that inspire our artwork, I am a homebody at heart & love the days I’m sculpting or painting in my studio or on my floating studio (Jordan’s fishing boat) with the company of our dog, Rawly. I always prayed I’d be able to create artwork full-time, but I never expected my husband would be able to join me in this dream full-time. We couldn’t do what we do without the help of our amazing Earth Clay team & our family. Our hope is that when you experience our artwork, you’ll be reminded of the places you’ve been & be inspired to visit new ones! Thanks for being here.
My Earth Clay Journey
2004: When I was 10-years-old I started my first art business, Grace's Gracious Gifts.
2012: Clay magnets became my top seller as I discovered my love of working with polymer during my high school art classes.
2016: I worked as a substitute teacher & an illustrator after graduating from SDSU in Brookings, SD, with a degree in art education.
2018: I put teaching on hold & started working full-time as an artist.
2021: Currently I sell my Earth Clay artwork nation-wide at various retail locations & national park visitor centers as well as art shows & online! I feel incredibly blessed to do what I love every day.