SPARKS FLY INSIDE SNOWFIRE STUDIO
with ARTIST KARMAN RHEAULT
Words by Alicia Underlee Nelson | Photography by Kensie Wallner Photography
Sparks fly when Karman Rheault gets creative at Snowfire Studio — literally. The air inside her cozy 100-year-old granary studio is heavy with the smells of creation, the tang of metal, and the hot, sweet scent of flame. Rheault sends a shower of sparks across her work table, then grabs a welding torch and protective helmet, an eye-catching spot of color in a largely unadorned and utilitarian space. “A helmet can make a welder, I think,” she says, with an easy grin. Then she pulls down the face shield and gets lost in her work.