Copp Creature Shop
We're Maddie and Justin Copp of Copp Creature Shop
Maddie is a published illustrator, sculpter and trained puppeteer, and Justin is a DIY robotcist, sculpter and amature puppeteer, radio personality, voice actor, and digital media maker.
Together we founded a puppetry and animatronics production studio, producing puppet shows on Youtube, and providing puppet, creature, prop, animatronic, and sculptural services to the greater new England area, and maybe someday the world!
A recent Artist Fellowship Finalist from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Johanna was trained in the tradition of hand bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School in Boston, MA. She has been a visual artist since her early years and uses her craft school training and artistic skills to create mixed media sculpture. Her sculptures often take the shape of animals and often tell a story. She was an Artist-in-Residence at the Grand Canyon National Park in 2013 and worked on a collaborative project about that Park that involves interactive sculpture and photography.
Jennifer Weigel is a multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist. Weigel utilizes a wide range of media to convey her ideas, including assemblage, costume, drawing, fibers, installation, jewelry, painting, performance and video. Much of her work touches on themes of beauty, identity (especially as it pertains to gender identity), memory & forgetting, and institutional critique. Feel free to check out more of Weigel's work on her websites here:
Painting & Photography
Joetta Maue is an artist, curator, and arts writer. Her most recent body of work is a series of embroideries and images exploring the conflicts and contradictions that exist within intimacy and the domestic space. Joetta’s work resides within the realm of the everyday, everyday objects, autobiography, and the female. She is especially interested in the role of personal relationships in our lives, seen in our most intimate moments and spaces.
christina balch studio
Hi! My name is Pampi. I believe in and work towards the application of the arts for strategic intervention and political mobilization of people's movements. On that note, I design wearable art; develop experimental performance pieces through community workshop techniques; write poetry; and host potlucks. I am currently making a big leap: committing to securing a studio. While my forte is in pen and ink, I enjoy experimenting with video, poetry, movement and installation. In my work I tend to engage issues of identity, gender, sexuality and the body politic.
Old time Somervillian, novelist, bass player, drummer, singer, wheat paste artist, posters and banners.
Who I Am
I'm a Somerville creative director and musician. Came of age in the decadent 80's, spent all of the 90's and a good chunk of the 00's playing my heart out in Boston rock bands, and now, quite frankly, I'm a little tired. Dad, husband, weekend woodshop warrior, compulsive writer and doodler.
What I Do for a Living