Artists Describing Their Art:
- Harry Weisburd is an Internationally Represented Artist, including, USA, Expressions Gallery, Berkeley, California,
Doug Jones Amelia Island Pottery
- Sculptural and functional stoneware pottery with sea life/island lifestyle themes. Vibrant blues, greens and beach tones. Many sealife creations incorporating shells, fish, sea turtles and manatees. Oil lamps, lidded forms, baking dishes, serving platters, soup bowls, dinner ware and mugs make up the bulk of our products. Our most popular item is a 4-6 inch dip bowl with a handcarved wood dip spreader and a crab, sea turtle, fish or starfish applied to the inside of the bowl to hold the spreader. Sea turtle and fish design bowls and platters are highly sculptural for display, yet very functional and may be baked in, used in microwave or placed in dishwasher.'Amelia Island Pottery' was formally'Jones Pottery' for many years.... the name was changed by the originator to better reflect the style of pottery offered....
- My name is Cathy Green. I worked with clay in the 70's and took it back up again in 1990. It is a fascinating craft. I'm hooked, so to say. My pottery pieces are all one of a kind and are built in my Michigan studio. I use an electric kiln and fire to cone 6 (approximately 2150 degrees F). There is something enchanting about using your hands and being creative. Sometimes I think the process is more intriguing than the end results. I switched to an electric, oxidation kiln about two year when I built my own studio. I am constantly trying to achieve the "earthiness" of a gas-fired look. I love nature and many of my pieces will include plant pieces, leaves, animals or bugs in their motif. I used to primarily throw pieces on the wheel. I had back surgery in 2004 and found hand building with slabs and draping techniques easier on the back. I also found those techniques intriguing and now enjoy both forms. I find that adding texture to pieces really adds some dimension to my work and is more palatable to me. Prior to this I was very focused on ...
- "Mon" is a gate or a gateway in English. Mon in general are situated between two spaces, typically private property and public property. In some cultures a Mon also has a spiritual meaning. Growing up in Japan I still remember being taught to always refresh my mind when entering the Mon into a temple or a shrine. This element of "mind refreshing" is a major theme of this particular work. By using Japanese caligraphic strokes into a three-dimensional object the front and the back have slight altered forms. Furthermore, it has always been of great importance to me to include the element of actual physical experience into my works. I have tried to make a work of large dimensions without the overpowering atmosphere typically created by enormous works. ...