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About Persistent Object

Persistent Object is the new creative entity from husband-wife team Janelle and Matthew Gramling. The goal of Persistent Object is to provide a break from the demands of their individual client work in order to create collaborative pieces that reflect an exciting new stylistic direction.

Working within their combined mediums of woodworking, ceramics, and fiber the couple has hand-crafted a line of furniture, lighting, decor, vessels, and sculptures that come together to create unique environments and reach across the space between form and function.

The first collection will be released with a catalog and gallery show in Milwaukee, WI June 21st 2019. Info on the event here.

Read an article about the project here.

About Janelle Gramling

Janelle Gramling is a self-taught fiber and ceramic artist with a full-time studio practice in Milwaukee, WI. Her work ranges from fine art sculptures to functional home goods and wearables, with a main focus in ceramics and fiber. Much of her work focuses on gravity and balance, and has participated in craft shows, gallery shows, and other exhibitions throughout the Midwest for more than 15 years. She enjoys gardening, bicycling, photography, and restoring the historic Clarke Square home where she lives with her partner Matthew and their four children. See her individual work at janellegramling.com

About Matthew Gramling

Matthew Gramling is a furniture designer and fabricator who works predominantly on custom commissions for residential, commercial, gallery, and design-based settings. His work combines modernist lines, experimental finishes, and collected live-edge wood pieces, and focuses on attainability, materials of abundance, and economic feasibility in the American Middle West. A one-time owner/operator of his own restoration company, Gramling earned a number of accolades for his work, including a Cream of the Cream City Award in 2005 for historic restoration, and a Best In Show Award at The Fine Furnishings show in 2012. He currently shares a studio with his wife, artist Janelle Gramling, and lives in Milwaukee’s Clarke Square neighborhood with her and their four children. See his individual work at matthewgramlingwoodworks.com