“I AM PROUD TO BE A PART OF THE RESURGENCE OF SMALL-SCALE BUILDERS, FARMERS AND MAKERS REDEFINING THE ‘CONSUMER MARKET’.”

— – Darcy Chenoweth, Ceramic & Iron Artist

Once in a while in this world you have the gift of experiencing a kinship with a fellow artist right from the get-go, and this is how it was with artist/maker Darcy Chenoweth.  We first discovered her ceramic, stoneware & iron works displayed at Black Coffee in Missoula and were immediately drawn to her mugs, which are like pieces of gorgeous architecture you can hold –  & also sip coffee out of.   We contacted her about commissioning her for a project,  and in a matter of days she had invited us to her home & studio in the Mission Mountains.

Studio Chenoweth is an artist’s haven in the pines, tucked into the mountains, two miles up a steep, winding logging road.  Darcy & her husband Damian built this space themselves.  Crafted with care & intention, off-the-grid with a modern Scandinavian feel, we felt instantly at home.  She made us pour overs, and naturally we sipped the coffee from mugs she’d made with her own hands.  That was our first visit a few months ago, and we loved it so much we asked if we could come back.  Darcy graciously said we should.

So just a few days ago on a snowy April day we climbed back up the mountain to Studio Chenoweth and photographed Darcy creating and conversing with us in her beloved home & studio spaces. Her passion is making ‘beautiful things that have a connection to the maker and a story’, as told in her creations & her home, forged with purposeful care, imagination & beauty.

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