Deborah Britt: Covered Casserole, 4.5” x 8.5”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011
Deborah Britt: VC Matte Butter Dish, 4’ x 5.5”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011
Kathy Pallie: The 4 Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Earthenware, glazes, 18”H x 14” Diameter, 2011
Kathy Pallie: Wind – movement. Earthenware, glazes, 18” Diameter x 5”D, 2011
Kathy Pallie: Water – emotion. Earthenware, glazes, 12”H x 13”L x 5”D, 2011
Kathy Pallie: From Generation to Generation. Stoneware, glazes, 13”H x 18”L x 10”D, 2010
Kathy Pallie: Interwoven. Stoneware, glazes, 17”h x 21”L x 13”D, 2010
Kathy Pallie: Stand of Birches. Earthenware, acrylic cold finish, wood base, rocks, 88”H x 54”L x 15”D, 2007
Connie Norman: Heart, Brains and Courage, 2010, Terra cotta earthenware, 16” x 8.5” x 8.5”
Connie Norman: Invisible Strength, 2011, Earthenware, 17” x 7” x 7”
“I am currently using ceramics and mixed media. My work is characterized by a reflection of contemporary society with a subtle humor and a tendency to idealize. I make works that stand alone, as well as installations.
The ceramic figures of ‘Sisyphus Work’ are condemned to an inevitable and senseless action. The titles that I use are referring to an existentialism in which an absurd figure plays the main role, extending far beyond the limits of vanity. They perform actions, although they realize that life is without meaning, but they stubbornly refuse to take the escape routes of death or faith. Spraying grass green, air exchange systems which are much too small to have any effect, machines that suck volatile odors, trying with mental control to move a vehicle. Again, and again, and again. Acceptance of the fundamental emptiness is the only thing that’s left.
The “Human Hybrids” installation is about the possible consequences of genome manipulation and malleable man. Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct human manipulation of an organism’s genome using modern DNA technology. In examining the effect of specific genes, scientists have already made a fish that glows under UV light, pork with spinach genes, goats which produce spider’s web and there is also a Genmouse with super muscles that is protected against obesity.” Els Wenselaers