Clay artist Monica Wilson and I began collaborating in 2014. Mostly we began by visiting one another's studios, getting to know our work spaces, and approaches to making. 2015 show at Muskegon Community College, on the west side of Michigan was our 1st collaborative show, focusing on just our work. I think I can speak for both of us when I say that the process has been a lot of fun and has opened up ways of thinking and creating every time we've worked together. It's sort of like having a workout buddy, but in a creative, 'maker' way.
- Valerie Mann
“Glass artist Barbara Yerace (formerly of Michigan, now of Pennsylvania) and I have collaborated on glass constructions for about 11 years now. We have recently developed this body of work that, I think, comes closest to bridging that gap between 2D and 3D that we’ve been interested in. ”
— Valerie Mann