LAB Talks: Exploring The Creative Process

Moderated by Jerrod Sumner (Brandtabulous) with Diane Moua (Spoon and Stable, Bellecour and Demi) and Ashley Mary (Ashley Mary).

How does one’s creative process influence their work? Hear the stories and inspiration of visual artist Ashley Mary and Diane Moua, the Executive Pastry Chef at award-winning Spoon and Stable, Bellecour, and Demi. Join us as the always smiling Jerrod Sumner navigates a candid conversation where they will share what defines their process, how to turn it on and off and what collaboration means to them.


Jerrod Sumner

Creative Director, Aesthetic Editor and Maker Whisperer


Diana Moua

Executive Pastry Chef – Spoon and Stable, Bellecour and Demi

  • 2013 Charlie Award winner for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the Twin Cities. 2019 James Beard Foundation Award nominee for Best Pastry Chef.
  • Heavily influenced by the season, Diane and loves to find inspiration in what the local farmers are supplying.
  • @dianemyang | Spoon and Stable | Bellecour | Demi

Ashley Mary

artist, muralist, and designer

  • Her signature design expands into large scale mural installations nationwide, collaborations, and product design.
  • Co-Founder and Creative Director of Curiosity Studios – a creative learning space that focuses on the whole identity as it relates to art-making and bringing creativity back to self-care.
  • @ashleymaryart | Ashley Mary | Curiosity Studio


LAB Talks is a free monthly event curated by LAB in partnership with Hennepin Made and Parallel Cafe. Currently a virtual affair designed to kickstart your day and get you fueled on inspiration and passion, LABTalks celebrates local connections and perspectives – simply, people doing great things. Candid inspiring conversation and good company are always guaranteed.