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Thorp Building

1618 Central Avenue Northeast
Minneapolis, MN
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I create my sculpture in my studio at the Thorp building.

At the core of each of my sculptures is a sense of dance: stillness in motion. My works are distinguished by their flowing and rounded forms, whether small enough to fit in your hand or large enough to fill an entire courtyard. I explore that artistic territory between the abstract and the recognizable, drawing on the work of Henri Matisse and Isamu Noguchi as major influences. I work with a variety of materials including wood, wire and textiles; however my main medium is clay, with coil-building my preferred construction technique. My favorite finishes have the sheen of raw clay with the permanence of time. In all of my sculpture my intention is to bring to bring beauty and zest to the world through my work.


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Denise Tennen is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.

I’ll be open all Art-A-Whirl hours for 2022.
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