Steve Belz: Pulse (detail), 2011, Ceramic, glaze, bronze and powder coating, 9H x 14W x 10D inches
Steve Belz: G.E.M. Genetics X Environment X Management, 2011, Low fire ceramic, washes, glazes, slips and resin, 9H x 17W x 12D inches
Ruth Power: Stomach (Cephalophilia), 2011, 48cm wide x 42cm long x 14cm deep; porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior
Ruth Power: Neck / shoulder (Cephalophilia), 2011, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior.
Ruth Power: Vulva 1 (Cephalophilia), 2010, 43cm wide x 37cm long x 14cm deep; 2011, porcelain, LED light, cord, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior (Black and white image)
Ruth Power: Breasts (Cephalophilia), 2011, 48cm wide x 42cm long x 14cm deep; porcelain, LED light, cord, plug, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior
Ruth Power: Masks (Cephalophilia), 2011, porcelain, wooden box with black paint and flocked interior.
Jenni Ward is a sculptor, art instructor and owner of Earth Art Studio in Aptos CA. In 2005, she opened Earth Art Studio; a sculpture studio offering clay and mixed media sculpture classes and workshops for children, teens and adults. Throughout her teaching career she has worked extensively with many youth and senior art programs. She is also the creative engine behind the humanitarian group; HOPE Art which brings art to the youth of Haiti. In addition to teaching, she has been creating, showing and selling her own sculptures since graduating from University of Hartford-Hartford Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1998. She exhibits her sculptures locally and nationally.
“My work focuses on how organic forms interact and engage with the space they encompass. I create abstract arrangements reflecting the biological world of seeds, pollens, bones, shells and entomology.
My pieces explore the tensions of opposing forces with results that evoke contrary feelings of unshackled captivity, organized randomness and the density of negative space. At times I work in multiples; the forms are often configured in simple geometric compositions to counter their organic nature. Using clay as my primary medium, I develop these pieces with commonalities of shape, color, texture and movement. The results are a series of work that strive to achieve a sense of beauty in their asymmetrical balance.” Jenni Ward
Jenni Ward: Sprout Series III, 2010, ceramic, wire & steel, 52” x 42” x 8”
Jenni Ward: Sprout Series V, 2009, ceramic & high temperature, wire, 15” x 4” x 3”
Jenni Ward: Nest Series V, 2011, ceramic, 14” x 8” x 8”