Inspired by Orra White Hitchcock’s Herbarium Album, plant educators Katy Maslow and Michelle Inciarrano from Twig Terrariums will explore the galleries while discussing their shared practice, and offer a terrarium-making workshop. All materials and plant-care instructions will be provided.
The Dialogue + Studio Workshop series offers participants opportunities to gain insight into and engage with self-taught art, past and present, at a deep level. Focused discussions about select themes, techniques, and materials featured in current exhibitions couple with related expert-led hands-on workshops. The program is limited to 20 individuals.
Katy Maslow is a born and bred Brooklynite. She has lived all across the United States, but she has always found her way home. She received her BFA in Poetry & Creative Writing from Brooklyn College in 2007, and has been working on a book of poems ever since. Maslow’s greatest passion is making. At Twig, she hand-builds living sculptures and crafts miniature scenes in varying degrees of weird. She currently resides in a forgotten corner of Brooklyn with a calico cat named Carrot, and two black kittens named Doom and Gloom. When not teaching workshops on terrarium-making, you can find her crafting, drawing, reading, writing, lingering longingly in a museum, or stopping to smell the roses.
Michelle Inciarrano is a morning person, opting for coffee and a sunrise before starting the day. She lives by Sheepshead Bay, in a coastal sub-community of tiny houses in Brooklyn, and raises two very spoiled border collies, Lucy and Sudora. Terrariums came naturally to her because she has had an interest in botany since early childhood, but landscaping the miniature worlds is driven by her artistic flair. She studied English and Fine Art at Brooklyn College in their Special Baccalaureate Program, and previously graduated Katherine Gibbs with an Associate’s degree in Legal Administration. Her other passions include photography, cooking, painting, travel, and experimenting in the garden.
In the years since forming Twig, Maslow and Inciarrano have had much success in the design world. They were featured artists at The Museum of Arts & Design in Manhattan, as well as regular guests at The New York Horticultural Society, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Twig creations have been the feature of many publications and shows, including The New York Times, The Nate Berkus Show, Garden Design magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, WNYC, Country Living, and many more. Twig has been awarded first, second, and third place in a variety of terrarium classes at the Philadelphia Flower Show, as well as honorable mention at the New Jersey Flower Show. Visit Maslow and Inciarrano in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, where they have a plant boutique, host workshops and plant parties, and do so much more.
Image credit: Bone-ified Collector Dinosaur Terrarium, Courtesy of Twig Terrariums