ForanSuon at BAM ArtsFair 2019, BOOTH 0-05 by Jacob Foran

Panther Collection, 3D Printed Ceramics by Foran Suon, 2019.

Panther Collection, 3D Printed Ceramics by Foran Suon, 2019.

July 26th- 28th, 2019
Friday - Saturday, 9:30am - 9:30pm
Sunday, 10am - 6pm
Free and Open to the Public

Bellevue Square, Main Fair Site
Bellevue Arts Museum Fair
Booth 0-05
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Parking is plentiful and free

ForanSuon debuts a new line of 3D printed ceramic artwork at Bellevue Arts Museum Fair, the largest, award-winning arts & crafts festival in the Northwest. The Seattle based design team returns to BAM Artsfair as a recipient of the Carol Duke Award of Excellence in 2018.

Finding the intersection between fine art, design, ceramics, architecture, craft, and technology, the duo presents a modern arrangement of porcelain and selections from their black “Panther Collection.” Their work references and draws inspiration from nature, pattern, textiles, historical pottery, and figural sculpture.

“These 3D-printed porcelain vessels pop with color and texture — and originality. Made in Seattle and finished with a glazed interior, they’re perfect for use indoors to hold succulents or tealights,or bring them outside for a dinner party centerpiece.” – Seattle Times: Top Gift Guide, 2018


Jacob Foran is a visual artist working in Seattle, WA. His work has been exhibited and collected widely throughout the US and he been a resident artist at the European Ceramic Work Center in The Netherlands; the Ceramics Department at California State Long Beach University; and a two time summer resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT. He has a Master’s in Fine Arts in Ceramics from the University of Washington- Seattle (2010). His artwork has been published in Designboom (Milan), Surfaces Magazine (Beijing), Artslant (New York), Beautiful Decay (Los Angeles), and Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Foran was named one of Ceramics Monthly Magazine’s 2017 Emerging Artists. He is currently Visual Arts Faculty at Lakeside School in Seattle.

Phirak Suon is a designer working in Seattle, WA. He has a background in art, architecture, and digital fabrication. His work explores the intersection between materials, digital and traditional handcraft. Suon was on the team that helped develop the Potterbot clay 3D printer and has extensive knowledge of the machine. He has worked as a technician and production specialist for Emerging Objects at UC Berkeley after receiving his MA in Architecture. He has also co-taught classes at Pilchuck Glass School in 2017, 2018, and will be teaching again during the summer session of 2019.

ForanSuon was founded in Seattle, WA in 2018 by artist Jacob Foran and architectural designer Phirak Suon. Their mission is applying design and innovation to shape a brighter future while offering functional, fine and affordable art.

For images or more information please contact:
Name: Jacob Foran
Email: info@foransuon.com
Website: www.foransuon.com
BAM info: https://www.bellevuearts.org/artsfair

ForanSuon and Design in Public, Seattle by Jacob Foran

ForanSuon proudly partnered with Design In Public, Seattle during their benefit breakfast on May 15th, 2019.

ForanSuon proudly partnered with Design In Public, Seattle during their benefit breakfast on May 15th, 2019.

“Thank you to all who joined us for the 3rd Annual Design in Public Benefit Breakfast! Together we raised $28K toward our mission to unleash the design thinker in everyone to illuminate Seattle’s challenges and ignite action.”- DIP, Seattle May 15th, 2019

Presented by:

Design in Public

Join us for delicious food, strong coffee and design inspiration with keynote speaker Asta Roseway.

Design in Public is a platform for bold design conversations and we believe that design is for everyone. We are multidisciplinary, socially engaged and civic-minded. We hope you can join us and support our mission to unleash the design thinker in everyone!

Your generous gift of $200+ sustains our work today and supports our vision for the future.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER – ASTA ROSEWAY

Asta Roseway is a self-proclaimed “Fusionist” working in Human Computer Interaction at Microsoft Research. Her focus lies primarily around the intersection of Art, Technology, and Science and how this combination could help promote the next generation of emerging solutions for the Environment, Emotional Health, Social Consciousness, and Sustainability. She is the co-founder for Microsoft’s first ever Artist in Residence and Digigirlz program. She is a Parsons School of Design Alumni.

Original Post: https://designinpublic.org/event/design-public-benefit-breakfast/

Edmonds Localvore : ForanSuon at Zinc Art+Interiors by Jacob Foran

Edmonds Localvore!

MAY 4 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the 6th Annual Edmonds Localvore Event! This year our event will be bigger than ever with 12 businesses participating in the fun! Come spend the day in Edmonds experiencing all that we have to offer, shop and get gifts with purchase at each location. Visit any 7 and you’ll be entered to win one of 4 gift baskets full of treasures each worth $600!

ZINC will be hosting two trunkshows! Foran Suon will be here with their beautiful 3d printed porcelain vases and potting small green plants with each purchase AND we will have Ann Chikahisa of Chikahisa Studio in house with a selection of new gemstones and settings to choose from! 

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It’s a great day to find a perfect gift for Mother’s day, upcoming graduations and of course wedding season! We can’t wait to see YOU!!!

Studio Visit: ForanSuon -- Vetri by Jacob Foran

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By Vetri Gallery

“Here at Vetri the holidays are known as Ornament season. Each year we display handmade ornaments from at least 50 artists, and customers return year after year to add to their collections.

This year we were particularly excited for a new and inventive set of ornaments by Jacob Foran and Phirak Suon of ForanSuon. They have developed bell-shaped ornaments using their innovative ceramic 3D printing method. We visited their studio in the SODO neighborhood of Seattle to learn more about their process.

The design for this year’s ceramic ornaments came from classic holiday iconography that relates to designs that the duo is already producing. The result is a simple bell form accentuated with surface patterns made by the coiling 3D printer. The basic geometry of the form and its complex texture are digitally drawn using CAD software (Computer Aided Design). That code is then converted to fit the specific ceramic plotter which extrudes porcelain exactly according to the digital design. Jacob and Phirak have modified the porcelain clay body so the fluidity and structure are just right for their particular printer. Finally, the pieces go through a series of glazes and firings. The result is a beautiful ornament that combines the styles of hand and machine made.

You can find a small selection of their ornaments on our website and a larger selection in our gallery throughout the holidays. For remote inquiries, call or email the gallery  and visit ForanSuon’s artist page here to browse their other 3D printed works.”

Original Published : https://vetriglass.com/story/studio-visit-foransuon/

New Show Opens in Threshold Gallery by Jacob Foran

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DATE POSTED: 12.06.2018

A new exhibit featuring 3D printed ceramic vessels by Phirak Suon and Jacob Foran will be on display through the end of January at Threshold Gallery. Please join us for an opening reception with the artists on Thursday, December 6th, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Foran | Suon are a Seattle-based design team who specialize in crafting innovative pottery, sculptural objects and home decor. Their products find intersections between fine art and design, ceramics and architecture, traditional craft and 3D printing technology. Together, they combine inspirations from pattern and textiles, historical pottery and sculpture to make fine art vessels, candle light holders, planters, home decor and art objects.

Threshold Gallery was established by Mithun in 2008 to connect people with art, artists and the built environment, as well as to inspire and drive our work as designers. The gallery is located within our Seattle offices at Pier 56, and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Original Post: http://mithun.com/2018/12/06/new-show-opens-in-threshold-gallery-3/

Seattle Times : Top Picks Gift Guide for 2018 by Jacob Foran

ForanSuon Cloudscape Planter

“These 3D-printed porcelain vessels pop with color and texture — and originality. Made in Seattle and finished with a glazed interior, they’re perfect for use indoors to hold succulents or tealights, or bring them outside for a dinner party centerpiece. Available in three sizes and multiple colors. $29–$49 at MadeHere Seattle (Pioneer Square) and foransuon.com”.

Also available at Vetri Gallery in Seattle.

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ForanSuon Giving Back by Jacob Foran

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We are proud to support different organizations dedicated to the arts, innovation, and education. In our first months of being, we have helped to contribute more than 10K in fundraising through sales and auctions at Bellevue Arts Museum, Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Kirkland Art Center, and Pilchuck Glass School.

Upcoming:

SPELLBOUND
CELEBRATING THE MAGIC OF PILCHUCK

40th Annual Auction & Gala
Saturday, October 20, 2018
5:30 PM
Fremont Studios, Seattle

Tickets available now! Please RSVP by Friday, October 5, 2018.

http://www.pilchuck.com/auction

Pilchuck Glass School’s Annual Auction & Gala is one of Seattle’s premier fundraising events attended by over 500 patrons, artists, and community leaders from the Northwest and nationwide. Join us for an evening celebrating Pilchuck's renowned history and exciting future.