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"Collage and Clay - An Artist's Vision: Sheila Giddens"
2000-03-10 until 2000-04-14
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation
USA United States of America
Opening at the 1902 OCAF Art Center on
Friday, March 10 and continuing through April 14, 2000,
is a new solo art exhibit of clay art by
ceramic artist Sheila Giddens.
The exhibit, titled Collage and Clay - An Artist's Vision,
will display more than thirty pieces of her recent art
including ceramic vases, jewelry, and sculpture in
the Members' Gallery at the 1902 OCAF Art Center,
34 School Street, Watkinsville, Georgia.
In describing her art, Giddens states,
I like to work with clay because it is very forgiving in
the early stages and in the final stages I wonder a lot
on what my final product will be. Giddens, a recognized
ceramic artist, employs the Yamazaski Technique of
Japanese Art of Rice Paper Collage to create many
of her unusual pieces.
Giddens said, The only limitation I have in using this
unique process is my imagination. Most of my art
involves some form of wildlife which was introduced
early in my life by my father.
Audrone Kirschner, OCAF's Visual Art Director, explained
that in addition to the monetary merit award, Giddens
was given an opportunity for a solo exhibit for her best
in show entry to SOUTHWORKS 1999 Juried Art Exhibition.
Donald Locke, juror for the SOUTHWORKS 1999 Juried
Art Exhibition and a well-know artist, writer and art critic,
stated that in making the selection of Giddens' work, he
was impressed with the unusual style of Lady Pompadour,
a clay/collage teapot selected for the top award.
Locke said, The combination of rice paper and clay
creates a quality seldom found in modern clay vessels.
Giddens, a resident of Marietta, Georgia, has been
active in several Atlanta area art organizations for a
number of years and she has received numerous
awards and recognition for her ceramic art. Her clay art
and colored pencil drawings are held in a number of