The Potters' Studio Gallery
Hours: Sat.-Sun.: 12:00-5:00pm
& Tiffany Schmierer
Saturday, April 22 to Sunday, May 28
Reception: Saturday, April 22, 6:00-8:00pm
We will be featuring the work of three sculptural ceramic artists with three very different approaches to surface, color and use of materials. Included in the show will be selected works of our Potters’ Studio members. This will be a fascinating and engaging show. Please join us.
Tomoko Nakazato perceives our current cultural environment to be an ever-morphing entity of bling, color, and glossy gobs of melting patterns and symbols. Her sculptural work is a visual representation of this perception. She combines shapes and contrasting colors inspired from images of pop-culture in its many forms. Her artwork possesses a fantastical style, often innocently precarious, irrational in nature and grossly jaded.
Jenn Brazelton creates sculuptures that are inspired by the unity she sees in the world around her. She is interested in the way seemingly unrelated elements interact and intersect to form harmonic relationships. Her sculptures accentuate the connections, visual patterns, and contradictions that she experiences in daily life. Included in this show are pieces from her "Constructed Cartogram" work. These sculptures are created using maps of nations whose shapes are altered by human population data.
Tiffany Schmierer creates assembled environments with a visual density of pattern, color, imagery, and detail. Rather than edit down to the minimal, she embraces the complexity of our visual culture. She refers to her sculptures as three-dimensional collages, where she is layering a chain of ideas to create a cohesive whole.
Saturday, March 11 to Sunday, April 16
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 11, 6-8pm
For this show we've invited three West Coast ceramic artists who excel at magically combining form and function. These ceramics pots, vessels and plates are designed for everyday use and are made from clay bodies and glazes that are both beautiful and functional. As objects, they possess beautifully articulated lines, subtly colorful glazes and a wonderful feel in the hand when in use.
Robbie Lobell's cookware is made from extremely durable flameware clay that can go directly from the refrigerator to a hot oven and back again without cracking. Once you try cooking on clay, you'll be hooked! Lobell's pots reside in kitchens, on tables and in cupboards across the nation. Her flameproof cookware is used by award-winning chefs and featured in gourmet food shops and at culinary events. Robbie's work has been exhibited nationwide.
Scott Jennings uses thin slabs of white stoneware and paper templates to create his unique hand-built tableware. Patterns are added to the wet clay slabs while flat and then the form is assembled and stretched to create volume. His work is visually stunning and engagingly tactile.
Jan Schachter creates pots for everyday use with an artists hand; each piece is a subtle variation of a form. She is a perfectionist and is constantly searching for the perfect surface and ideal design while striving to create pots that have life and vitality. Her work is in the permanent collections of galleries and museums.
Rose de Heer