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Nora's PopUp Shop Artist: Abigail Murray

Abigail Murray loves Detroit because there are so many people positively impacting culture here. She takes her eggs over-easy and laid by her neighbor’s chickens and she grows her own watermelon. Her love of ceramics began at Andersen Ranch, where Ken Price taught her how to make cups, and that passion has carried over into her products for Nora. She has created stacks of black porcelain planters and vases that were made from slabs cast on plaster molds. The textures were taken from reclaimed materials from her project Afterhouse, which converts an irreparably damaged home into a greenhouse. The greenhouse will then be used to grow olives, bananas, pomegranates and more without using additional energy sources. She envisions her products being used by nice people who like ceramics, plants and flowers, which is to say everyone. So unless you’re a mean flower-hater, you should come by Nora and check out what she has made.

Abigail will be hosting a Meet the Artist Event on November 5 from 5pm-7pm at Nora.


Nora's PopUp Shop Artist: Addie Langford

Addie Langford is named after her great grandmother from Elizabethton, TN and lived to be 103 years old. Like her great-grandmother, Addie’s work has a timeless longevity. In collaboration with Scott Hocking, Addie has created sculptural tasting cups perfect for wedding gifts, bridal showers, entertaining, anyone over the age of 21, people at Hugh, your friends, your neighbors, and anyone you’re trying to impress. After her first sleepless year in architecture school, Addie was enrolled in a ceramics class (thanks to her mother) that shaped the course of her life. She studied under the wildly surreal Estonian ceramic artist Sergei Isupov and his then life partner Dana Major. For the next three summers, Addie helped produce their production line and run their business and then went on to take over their ceramic studio space. Addie believes that there is no one effort impacting culture in Detroit in a positive way, but instead a sense of collective re-investment from the grassroots to the federal government. She loves the Dequindre Cut and olive bread from Avalon Bakery. Stop by and see her Culture Lab collaboration at Nora.

Addie will be hosting a Meet the Artist Event on November 2 from 5pm-7pm at Nora.