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Willful Goods

"Lake Superior Series" – Willful Goods

$ 18.00

The New North
– Contemporary Art from the Upper Midwest –

There’s an austere but inviting sense of minimalism that thrives in Minnesota. Maybe it’s the Scandinavian influence or the landscape of white blankets on chilly winter nights, but an understated and graceful aesthetic tends to show up in the art, crafts, and products produced by local creatives. The New North: Contemporary Art from the Upper Midwest is an exhibit of art and craft created by creators from the region. The New North is curated by Mary Jo Hoffman and features a dozen artists across multiple disciplines including screenprinting, photography, ceramic, woodworking, and painting. The exhibition is on display May 5th - May 20th, 2017.

You can view the gallery and archive of artwork here.


Willful Goods

Ice 20" Plate
Materials: Basswood, earth resin
Size: 20" Diameter

Ice 10" Plate
Materials: Basswood, earth resin
Size: 10" Diameter

Deep 18" Pillow
Materials: Linen, ink
Size: 18" Square

Night Salad Servers
Materials: Earth resin
Size: 10" long x 3" wide
$59 (Pair)

Ice Wooden Cups
Materials: Birchwood, rubber
Size: 3" diameter x 2 1/2" high
$18 (Each)

Ice 15" Walnut Bowl
Materials: Walnut wood, rubber
Size: 15" diameter x 4 1/2" high

About this collection:

Time spent living along the shores of Lake Superior inspired this deep collection. Water as dark as night, icy floating shards, and clear glistening lagoons are all inspiration for this collection.

About this artist:

A love of comfort and beauty is what initially led Araya from her small Minnesota town near the north shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities to pursue a career in interior design. Shortly after losing her job due to the housing market crash, an enterprising spirit and solid Midwestern work ethic led Araya to create Willful where she creates functional home goods in the mediums of wood, rubber, resin and textiles.

Purchasing Limited Edition Prints:
All prints are made per order on archival, premium matte paper with archival inks. Prints will be individually wrapped in a poly bag and shipped in a rigid cardboard tube within one week of your purchase. For national orders, you can expect your purchased print(s) within 10 days of purchase, while international shipping will vary. **We are a small team and are only able to fill orders on Wednesdays and Fridays. As soon as your package has filled, you will receive an email confirmation and tracking number. There may be short processing period between packaging and shipping. We are not responsible for stolen, damaged, or unclaimed packages.

Purchasing Originals:
If you purchase an original artwork from the exhibition, it will be carefully packaged and shipped after the closing of the exhibition. You will be notified when your package has shipped. We send all originals with tracking, insurance, and signature confirmation.

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If you are purchasing multiple works or have questions, please send us a note to We would be happy to help!

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