Paul Klassett and Kate Archie team up to make paulandkatestudio, where they specialize in ceramic bowls and sculptures. One series of planet sculptures was inspired by an asteroid project they created for a friend, and each planetoid is handmade and one-of-a-kind. Their shared interest in astronomy has been life-long:
Paul and I have always been interested in astronomy & outer space and are avid sky watchers. One of Paul’s favorite books is the classic The Cosmic Connection by Carl Sagan, and while less cerebral but just as inspirational, my favorite movie ever is Alien.
Their creation for the contest is this little brown planet, which is covered in pockmarks and volcanoes from its turbulent teen years.