Wood, Concrete, Metal
I first became interested in post-consumer plastic recycling while working on a studio project for my Architecture degree at MSU Bozeman. This project was situated in the beautiful but challenging context of Gardiner, MT. The driving concept behind the project was to use plastic waste from Yellowstone National Park as building material to create affordable faculty housing for teachers of the local school district. Currently Scavenge Plastic creates versatile and customizable material from 100% locally sourced, post-consumer plastic waste. Scav. has organized clean-up efforts, with significant amounts of HDPE scavenged from roadways, river banks, and other sensitive contexts as essential material used for current product development and research.
Jenn Rawling is a studio artist from Durango, CO who focuses her creativity on painting, print making, song writing, & medicine making. She is inspired by natural forms, botanicals, being outside, & the elements. She also hand prints her designs on useful goods such as tea towels, shirts, aprons, & tote bags.
I have loved clay and making pottery from the time I was a little kid…guess that first sniff of PlayDoh as a preschooler really got me hooked! But I’ve always collected teapots and plates and interesting ceramic objects from yard sales, thrift stores and ultimately started collecting pottery from potters whom I admire. I first starting taking classes in college as a hobby and loved taking workshops over the many years with renowned artists whom I admire such as Julia Galloway, Sunshine Cobb, Steven Hill, Lorna Meaden, Adam Field, and Jill Hinkley, to name but a few. I enjoy creating fun, funky, and functional pottery that will bring a smile to those who use them.
Anne is a self taught mixed media artist who embraces the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi;
a way of living that focuses on finding beauty in the imperfect and peaceful acceptance of the
Anne loves to reclaim, repurpose and re-love small furniture pieces, frames, lamps and trays
with a strong inclination for chairs. She appreciates inspirational words and whimsical images.
She’s passionate about art and community; served as executive director for arts focused
organizations for many years. Now she contributes her event planning and orchestration skills
to the Cortez Cultural Center.