Suzanne Stumpf: Whale Sounds (detail)
Deborah Britt: Jaunty Pouring Vessel, 9” x 9”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip and Glaze Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011
Deborah Britt: Stamped Box, 6” x 4.5”, Hand-Built, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Honey Weiser Glaze and Stamp Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011
Deborah Britt: Whisky Flask I, 5.5” x 6” x 4”, Wheel-Thrown and Altered, Salt-Fired Porcelain with Slip Decoration, Cone Ten, 2011
"As a commercial artist designing products for retail store windows and interior displays, trade show booths and special events, I worked with many different materials to create three-dimensional objects. When I retired and started working with clay, I realized that clay was an exciting and wonderfully tactile material which I had to explore in depth.
I’m intrigued with the concept that the artist’s hand can manipulate clay into a work of art which expresses an emotion, tells a story, can be functional or is purely visually appealing. At times, the clay seems to have a life of its own as it leads me, morphing from one form and concept to another. On other occasions, I can envision the completed piece before even touching the clay.
Inspired by Nature, my work reflects the unlimited variety of textures, patterns, and energy I find in my natural surroundings. Texture and the tactile sense have always been an important part of my work. I hand build with clay slabs, coils, and extruded shapes and use various clay bodies, firing processes, glazes and cold finishes for making different forms and surface textures.
I enjoy creating artworks which not only express my love of Nature, but which also allow me to bring the essence of the outdoors into interior spaces.” Kathy Pallie
Kathy Pallie: Fire – Passion. Earthenware, glazes, 20”H x 13”L x 11”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: Invisible Strength, 2011, Earthenware, 17” x 7” x 7”
Els Wenselaers: The Windbreaker, 2010, 28 x 67 x 18 cm, Ceramics