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
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
BAM info: https://www.bellevuearts.org/artsfair