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Jazen Reuss

Jazen Reuss is a ceramic artist currently based in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Reuss is a
graduate of SUNY Potsdam, with a BFA concentrating in ceramics. Though her roots are in sculptural
ceramics, she now makes a wide array of functional wares as well - everything from hardy kitchenware to delicate jewelry. Much of the inspiration for her work, especially the sculptural work, comes from time spent outside observing the natural world. Plants, insects, and animals - if one looks closely they are all such magnificent works of art in themselves. Reuss hopes to highlight some of these marvelous qualities that might otherwise go unnoticed by most, to bring to light the little wonders that are continuously happening around us. Reuss also has her own small business, Dirt Nap Ceramics. Through all of her work, recycling and sustainability play a huge part in the process. All clay scraps from the creating processes are 100% recycled into new clay. Work that is broken post-firing is saved and is destined to be crushed into walkway "stone". Additionally, nearly all of the packing material used to pack and ship work is recycled straight from other businesses in town.

The Project

We Are Mountain is a ceramic bead mural project by Jazen Reuss and Brooke Armstrong that invites the
Saranac Lake and North Country communities to create a mural. A Mountain, made of many layers of
sediment, symbolizes the people and parts that make it what it is: strong, solid and lush. Reuss will hold
bead making workshops throughout the year to make beads with the community. Armstrong will hold a
workshop on how to assemble the mural as well as have open artist hours for the community to see the
construction of the mural between June 3-17th, 2024.

  • Busy Bee Cups!
    Busy Bee Cups!
    Thu, Apr 25
    BluSeed Studios
    Apr 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    Apr 25, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    All ages welcome. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult. During this 1 and a half our class students will construct up to bee cups and decorate their bee cups using clay and colored slip. Once the bee cups are created they will be fired and then coated in a clear glaze.
  • WE ARE MOUNTAINS
    WE ARE MOUNTAINS
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 26
    BluSeed Studios
    Apr 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    Apr 26, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    FREE ceramic bead making workshop! ALL ages are encouraged to join, but children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Drop in for a few minutes, or stay for the whole time!
  • WE ARE MOUNTAINS
    WE ARE MOUNTAINS
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    BluSeed Studios
    May 03, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    May 03, 2024, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    BluSeed Studios, 24 Cedar St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983, USA
    FREE ceramic bead making workshop! ALL ages are encouraged to join, but children 8 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Drop in for a few minutes, or stay for the whole time!
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