Welcome to PAINTandCLAY. This is a blog about Kat Hutter and Roger Lee, and our collaborative endeavors as partners and artists working in the neighborhood of Highland Park, Los Angeles. After living and working together for a number of years (you will find out just how long at some point if you stick with us) we have decided to put our minds and hands together, focusing on the materials of paint and clay. We make work wherever we can, and FINALLY have what we have always wanted…. studios at home (aka…garage and backhouse)! Our experiences of living in various regions of the US have brought us back to Roger’s mainland of L.A. We love the grit, passion, and dedication the Angelenos have for “the creative lifestyle” and feel it is the right place to be for what we are doing. This blog is a mash-up of our story, as well as our projects. I will publish more about our experiences, and projects influenced by living in the South, Lake Tahoe, the Midwest and now L.A…….so stay tuned!
These photos were taken at our first showing together in L.A, aptly named…..PAINT and CLAY. The work was showcased at Platform on York Ave. in Highland Park. The wonderful owners of this shop are friends and supporters of local artisans. They are a creative couple themselves, and started the shop out of a love of art and design, we are very grateful for their support and smiling faces! The work is an exploration of the materials paint and clay. The ceramics were thrown by Roger and then painted using underglazes by Kat. The walls featured paintings/prints by Kat. Hope you enjoy!