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125 S. Main Street Vineyard, UT
My growing up years were spent in eastern New Mexico, in a small community that had agricultural and university influences. Both my parents were artistic people- my father, a wood worker, my mother a painter. My college years were spent at BYU, where I studied Geography. My husband (who is also a geographer) and I, would take day trips around Utah to enjoy the varied landscapes. These experiences have been influential in my interest in painting landscapes. In my middle adult years, I gained an overwhelming desire to be creative with painting and drawing. After taking some community ed classes, I became more serious about the pursuit of art. Currently, I am having a great learning journey with oil and acrylic paint. Portraiture and landscapes are my current interest. People and nature have a story to tell- I hope to capture some of these stories with paint.
I am a ceramic artist, born and raised in Orem, Utah and now living in Vineyard. I found my love for ceramics while attending BYU-I, and have been doing it for about five years now. I focus on wheel thrown functional pottery. I love creating soft, rounded shapes, and I often make multi-bellied vases. I enjoy surface decoration, such as carving and glaze combinations. I have discovered a love for carving using the Mishima technique and carve free-handed designs inspired by the geological features I lived by and experienced growing up in Utah. My carvings emulate the mountains I lived near and the many canyons I explored with my family throughout my life. With glazing I enjoy rich, bold colors. I often use multiple glazes at a time that have interesting and noticeable interactions with each other. I either layer colors on the rim of a piece, or create purposeful drips on the inside. My ultimate goal with my work is to create pieces that are pleasing both aesthetically and physically, that are enjoyable to look at and to hold.
Talofa lava! I'm Aljay Fuimaono. I was born in Samoa, raised between Samoa and Hawaii (Laie and Hauula), and currently reside in the beautiful state of UTAH. I started drawing at a young age and have grown to love art and the avenue it provides for expression and storytelling. I specifically enjoy painting stories of our Pacific Islander people, and the rich history behind their journeys. Together with my wife, Sandra Fuimaono, and our six beautiful children, we are the team behind MANUSINA ART.