Mahtomedi is an inspired location for an artist's home studio. The small city of 7,300 on the shores of White Bear Lake has a placid air to it and isn't burdened with the infestation of fiberglass Charlie Browns that afflicts the capital city a few minutes down the road. If you aren't paying close attention, you'll get lost in Mahtomedi among lanes named for the ubiquitous trees--Maple Street, Hardwood Lane, Laurel Road. In fact, the view from 52-year-old ceramist/sculptor Kate Christopher's studio window is filled with flaming tree branches that overhang a... More >>>