Jonathan Mess

Maine Environmental Artist Jonathan Mess at The Good Supply 

Reclaim Slab No. 24

$800.00
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wall object is a perfect bridge into the realm of sculpture for anyone who wishes to expand his, her, or their art collection beyond 2D wall art. In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis special piece of contemporary ceramic art has an urban element. The colors give the effect of paint or posters on an outdoor wall implicating the piece as a surface from an alternate world.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures 10” x 11.5” x 1.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Midden No. 15

$800.00
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his, her, or their art collection beyond 2D wall art. In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe archaeological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special piece of contemporary ceramic art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures 12” x 13” x 2.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Coastal Vases

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Coastal Vases

$325.00
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Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Each vase measures 16.5\" x 4\" x 4\"\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- Can be acquired individually or as series\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife Kate Mess, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. 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Midden No.14

$800.00
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{"id":770725150834,"title":"Midden No.14","handle":"midden-no-14","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCan you say texture? \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMade from recycled ceramic materials, this glaze and clay art composite boasts the breezy colors of the coast. White shards and miniature pools of cerulean glaze with its soft shades of green and blue remind one of spray in churning water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e This wall object is a perfect bridge into the realm of sculpture for anyone who wishes to expand his, her, or their art collection beyond 2D wall art. In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe archaeological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special piece of contemporary ceramic art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe source of much of his repurposed clay is Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, a place with a history that brings us back to the title of this Waterstruck Slab.  For much of the 19th century, the midcoast Maine community relied on vital income from the manufacturing of waterstruck brick, which earned its name because it was made from a wet mixture of clay and water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA century later, through its work promoting ceramic arts, the Watershed Center continues to celebrate the heritage endowed by our local rivers, whose banks provide rich clay. Thus, the reclaimed clay work by Jonathan Mess is rich in history and meaning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures 13” x 13” x 2.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. 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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/blogs\/events\/symbiosis-creative-exchange-between-kate-jonathan-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Symbiosis Creative Exchange Between Maine Artists Kate and Jonathan Mess\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSymbiosis\u003c\/a\u003e explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. 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White shards and miniature pools of cerulean glaze with its soft shades of green and blue remind one of spray in churning water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e This wall object is a perfect bridge into the realm of sculpture for anyone who wishes to expand his, her, or their art collection beyond 2D wall art. In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe archaeological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special piece of contemporary ceramic art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe source of much of his repurposed clay is Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine, a place with a history that brings us back to the title of this Waterstruck Slab.  For much of the 19th century, the midcoast Maine community relied on vital income from the manufacturing of waterstruck brick, which earned its name because it was made from a wet mixture of clay and water.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA century later, through its work promoting ceramic arts, the Watershed Center continues to celebrate the heritage endowed by our local rivers, whose banks provide rich clay. Thus, the reclaimed clay work by Jonathan Mess is rich in history and meaning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures 13” x 13” x 2.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/blogs\/events\/symbiosis-creative-exchange-between-kate-jonathan-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Symbiosis Creative Exchange Between Maine Artists Kate and Jonathan Mess\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSymbiosis\u003c\/a\u003e explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Reboxed Vase No. 10

$185.00
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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife Kate Mess, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. 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Waterstruck Slab No.2

$800.00
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It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. 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Formation No. 15

$225.00
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It is part of a series based on Africa. Mesmerizing depths of cerulean glaze look like water. The continent of Africa is an ocean away from the artist's home, yet before Pangea, all land was linked. \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis work of art is created by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water, whether on the nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Pemaquid peninsula.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe geographical influence is just one of many features that make this a special piece of artwork.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. 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He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife Kate Mess, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. 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Landfill No. 20 Section 2

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Reclaim No. 32

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There is something in this graphic sculpture that makes one think we are deeper than the surface or in a cold climate where colors mute and lines look dramatic.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eTextures abound in this unique box-like form, which can be displayed showing any face of your choosing.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 5.75” x 6” x 5.75”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. 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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. 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The Sea Bowl

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The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. 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Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/blogs\/events\/symbiosis-creative-exchange-between-kate-jonathan-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Symbiosis Creative Exchange Between Maine Artists Kate and Jonathan Mess\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSymbiosis\u003c\/a\u003e explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. 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The energy he experiences on the water is present in this work and intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis particular piece is unique in that Mess is a sculpture teacher at our local high school. His higher education-level curriculum has been developed to include pottery, and throwing clay on a wheel results in something similar to what you see here. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe one-of-a-kind piece pictured here is worthy of the artist's family and friends - or to a special collector interested in Jonathan's work. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 14” x 6” tall\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/blogs\/events\/symbiosis-creative-exchange-between-kate-jonathan-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Symbiosis Creative Exchange Between Maine Artists Kate and Jonathan Mess\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSymbiosis\u003c\/a\u003e explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Reclaim No. 34

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Textures from the corrugated cardboard that helped form its mold, give this classic shape significant texture, which helps bring box-like form the interest of a small universe.\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe name of this art piece harkens not only the imagery of layering but also the concept of waste and build up over time. Viewed with the right lens, raw material that can be used and reused is sheer beauty.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 4.5” x 5.5” x 4”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe name of this art piece harkens not only the imagery of layering but also the concept of waste and build up over time. Viewed with the right lens, raw material that can be used and reused is sheer beauty.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 4.5” x 5.5” x 4”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. 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Erosion Slab No. 1

$800.00
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Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e- Measures 10.5” x 11” x 1.5”\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIt will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis special piece of contemporary ceramic art has an urban vibe, echoing street art and graffiti with bold lines and presence.  One can imagine walking a city street and coming upon such a design as a statement about revisioning of our relationship to raw materials.  The colors give the effect of paint or posters on an outdoor wall, implicating the piece as a surface from an alternate world.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e- Measures 10.5” x 11” x 1.5”\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Triangle Bowl

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This bowl was made while demonstrating to students what they can make on a wheel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures ___” x ___” x ___” in diameter at the top, ___\" tall\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. 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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. 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This unique bowl can be used for serving food, as a catch-all on a shelf, or be displayed to showcase a layered and textured, design effect reminiscent of the wild Maine coast.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eCreated by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula, the energy present in this work is intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan is an internationally celebrated artist who gives back to his community by way of teaching out our local high school Lincoln Academy. This bowl was made while demonstrating to students what they can make on a wheel.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e- Measures ___” x ___” x ___” in diameter at the top, ___\" tall\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe Good Supply hosted an art exhibition in 2017 entitled Symbiosis. The theme explored the similarities and differences between Kate and Jonathan’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue of the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Waterstruck Slab No.3

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Thus, the reclaimed clay work by Jonathan Mess is rich in history and meaning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- Measures 12” x 15.75” x 1”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. 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In essence, it is a 3D sculpture, layered and textured, designed to hang on the wall. It will never fade.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis work of art is created by ceramic artist Jonathan Mess, an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water, whether on the nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Pemaquid peninsula. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe geological influence is just one of the many namesake features that make this a special work of art. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. 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Thus, the reclaimed clay work by Jonathan Mess is rich in history and meaning.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e- Measures 12” x 15.75” x 1”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e- May require additional shipping \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. 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They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife Kate Mess, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled Symbiosis explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}

Formation No. 13

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His higher education-level curriculum has been developed to include pottery, and throwing clay on a wheel results in something similar to what you see here. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe one-of-a-kind piece pictured here is worthy of the artist's family and friends - or to a special collector interested in Jonathan's work. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 3.25” x 3.75” x 1.5”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. 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A deep turquoise glaze offers an enchanting texture thanks to a crackle effect, which harkens geology and the notion of a tide pool.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is an avid fisherman who spends as much time as possible on the  water on nearby Damariscotta Lake or the rocky coast of the Bristol peninsula. The energy he experiences on the water is present in this work and intentional. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging.  \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis particular piece is unique in that Mess is a sculpture teacher at our local high school. 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He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. 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Strip Slice No. 2

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has long given up buying new material to create his ceramic art, choosing instead to recycle discarded clays and glazes, of which there are endless quantities. Ceramic studios all over Maine welcome this artist’s resourceful scavenging and environmental mission.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e- Measures 4” x 9” x 2”\u003cbr\u003e- Various reclaimed ceramic materials\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eJonathan Mess is a contemporary ceramic artist from midcoast Maine who allows his art to be driven by instinct and experimentation. The freedom in his process unifies his various series, which are energetic, ambitious, and Environmental Art.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eUsing reclaimed materials and unconventional techniques, Jonathan Mess has a unique style. His work is a vehicle for education, guiding viewers to consider waste, recycling, and purposeful art. He is also an educator of youth, teaching ceramic and sculpture courses at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, Maine.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMess has an MFA in Ceramics from The State University of New York at New Paltz and a BFA in Studio Art at University of Montana - Missoula. The artist's solo exhibitions and major awards date back to 1998, and his work is exhibited internationally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eIn 2018, Portland Museum of Art in Maine included Mess’s sculptures in its Biennial exhibition. 2019 will host his work at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Biennial. The exhibit is a survey of contemporary art of New England showcasing compelling and ambitious art-making in the region.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the artist: “I’m excited to have my work at The Good Supply because I see it as my local gallery, which cares about representing local artists. It means a lot to me that my friends and teaching colleagues and kids at the school where I work have the chance to see my work, whereas if I have a show in Boston, no one in my hometown sees it. The local connection and sense of community is a really important part of art-making for me.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eFrom the critics: “Mess is in a class by himself as a Maine contemporary artist. His ceramic sculptures are built up like sediments, and take on geological logic through their construction and firing processes. The slips, glazes and clays shift, expand and shrink at varying rates in a way that mirrors geological activity on a macro level. What we see are cross-sections of layers of dynamic color and form with organic activity defining them. They are fascinating and powerful objects.” - Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald\/Maine Sunday Telegram\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe are honored to work with both Jonathan and his wife \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/collections\/kate-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Kate Mess Midcoast Maine Enamel Artist\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eKate Mess\u003c\/a\u003e, award-winning enamelist and jewelry artist. Their studio endeavors have been closely linked since they met in graduate school in 2006. Renowned in their respective disciplines for innovation in pushing material boundaries, both Kate and Jonathan credit Maine’s rugged coastline and nature as their primary inspiration.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA recent Good Supply art exhibition entitled \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.thegoodsupply.org\/blogs\/events\/symbiosis-creative-exchange-between-kate-jonathan-mess\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Symbiosis Creative Exchange Between Maine Artists Kate and Jonathan Mess\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSymbiosis\u003c\/a\u003e explored the similarities and differences in Jonathan and Kate’s work. The way their practices intertwine opens a dialogue regarding the benefit of cross-medium influence and experimentation. The couple work out of studio spaces in their home, a renovated gambrel barn in Jefferson, Maine.\u003c\/p\u003e"}

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