Artist: Akshar and Krishna Patel
Akshar grew up coming to the art rooms after school to find his sisters. The same teachers his sisters had when he was in elementary became his high school art teachers. Those same Florida High Art teachers lead him to win the Best and Brightest in Art for the Class of 2016. He graduated from FSU in 2020 with a BS in Biology with Marine Honors.
Krishna practiced ceramics in high school and continued practicing at the FSU Art Center. She learned to throw her last year of high school and continued learning at LeMoyne and the FSU Art Center. She has two degrees from FSU, a BS in Chemistry and an MS in STEM Teaching. She currently teaches college chemistry.
Together they start Baum Road Studios in Oct 2020 after they made too many pieces the first few months of the lockdown. Covid allowed them to finish setting up their studio in their parent’s barn and start selling their pieces. Today their studio is fully equipped with two running kilns, a slab roller, extruder, and wheels. Akshar does the majority of the hand-building and Krishna throws on the wheel.
We are starting to have workshops and classes both at our barn studio in Tallahassee and Havana at the AHA Gallery.