Collective Incubator Residency

  1. Applications Closed︎︎︎
  2. Info Sessions!

Current Exhibition

   coming back in April!

MDW Fair

  1. Atlas
  2. Assembly

Past Exhibitions
IR 2022
  1. bree gant

OG 2022
  1. Reuben Telushkin

IR 2021
  1. Rebecca Frantz
  2. Zahra Almajidi
  3. Know One
  5. Lindsay Skvarek
  6. Yuming Song
  7. Jingying Su

OG 2021
  1. Aaron Jones

IR 2020
  1. Violet Luczak 
  2. Ciaran McQuiston
  3. Rachel DeBoard

IR 2019
  1. Laura Gibson
  2. Rebekah Sweda 

Talking Dolls

Info ︎︎︎
The mission of Talking Dolls is to empower our northeast Detroit neighborhood through justice-focused initiatives. We create a nexus of progressive art and community-led activism through access to our shop, artist studios, and gallery space for workshops, performances and celebration. It is led by co-directors Wes Taylor, Ron Watters, and Andrea Cardinal.


TD / 11.21–11.29 2020


            Rebekah Sweda received a dual degree in Chemistry and Art from Calvin University in 2018. She went on to receive an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2020. She is currently based in Detroit, Michigan. She works in both porcelain and stoneware, making contemporary pottery.


Deriving the vessel is influenced by the calculus equation used to find the area under a curve - to cut up a curve in order to account for the whole. The slices reveal more information, showing what was always there but not naturally seen.

The balance of negative and positive space created through slicing vessels is the base of my work. I innovate, experiment, and derive these thrown vessels. I want to make something new of what the vessel has to offer, taking something utilitarian into the sculptural. I am creating shape and blurring the lines of the interior and exterior of vessels.

The balance of negative and positive form in vessels is the base of my work. Innovation, experimentation, and derivatives within the expansion of ceramics. Slicing vessels to blur the lines of interior and exterior and going from utilitarian to sculptural. The emptiness of the vessel creates its form.