Author Archive for Lee Akins

Diane MacInnes – 2

Title:  Transcending Beings

Size:  17.5″h x  20″w x 10″d

Price:  $5,400

Description:  Various stoneware clay bodies, multiple firings using electric, gas, and Japanese wood kilns, oxide washes, under-glazes, and glazes were utilized to achieve specific effects in this image grouping. 

Statement: The expression of humanity captivates me. When I work in clay, often a face emerges guiding my process. Feelings such as alienation, suffering, strength in adversity, joy, compassion, and peace may emerge. I experiment with form, texture, and various surface treatments to accentuate the emotions. My intention is to evoke human connection and empathy.

Diane MacInnes – 1

Title:  Silenced

Size: 16″h X 6.2″w X 6″d

Price:  $1,080

Description: Hand-built white stoneware Cone 6 fired clay, surface treated with inks and acrylic sealer. The addition of fabric and a steel base were used to accentuate the sense of isolation.

Statement: The expression of humanity captivates me. When I work in clay, often a face emerges guiding my process. Feelings such as alienation, suffering, strength in adversity, joy, compassion, and peace may emerge. I experiment with form, texture, and various surface treatments to accentuate the emotions. My intention is to evoke human connection and empathy. 

On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Darla Graff Thompson – 2

Title:  collaboration

Size:  6.5″h x 5.5″w x 5.5″d

Price:  $150

Description: glazed ceramics, cone 06

Statement: I am lately preoccupied with the idea of change, how life has a way of never standing still, always providing new challenges to overcome. 

Darla Graff Thompson – 1

Title: adaptation 

Size:  17″h x 8″w x 7″d

Price:  $500

Description: hand-built glazed ceramics, cone 06

Statement: I am lately preoccupied with the idea of change, how life has a way of never standing still, always providing new challenges to overcome. My sculpture “adaptation” conveys the struggle of a soul after essential pieces have been lost or removed. Importantly, the direction is still heavenward, always striving to improve.

 On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Claire Haye

Title: Autumn Sonata 

Size:  38″h x 22″w x 2″d

Price:  $2,000

Description:  High fire ceramic tiles with underglaze, pencil and glaze.

Statement: My vivid bas-relief tiles are suitable for installing indoor or outdoors. I am known for my jewelry and sculpture.

 On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Cheryl Hoagland – 2

Title: Lidded Seuss Vase 

Size:  17″h x 6″w x 6″d 

Price:  $200

Description: Stoneware, glaze, cone 6

Statement:  I love to make pots that are fun to use and display in the home. The works presented here reflect a celebration of the inner spaces that give us joy. The fish has a secret hidden place where she/he can relax and enjoy some creative thinking. The vase reminds us of childhood imagination where people live in a world filled with whimsical shapes and exaggerated forms.

On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Cheryl Hoagland – 1

Title:  Succulent Bouquet

Size: 15.5″h x 8.5″w x 7″d

Price:  $1,200

Description: Sculpture. Paper clay, underglaze, fired to cone 05, ink

Statement: My work is intuitive and spontaneous, not planned in advance. I believe this results in work that has a soulful content as a result of subconscious coming into play while I am making the work. I am inspired by plant forms and rock

Carolyn Stupin – 2

Title: Boy Waiting 

Size: 12.5″h x 13.5″w x 8″d

Price:  $850

Description:  low-fire terracotta with underglaze

On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Carolyn Stupin – 1

Title: Girl of Ethiopia

Size: 12.5 x 7.5 x 8.5″

Price:  $850

Description:  low-fire terracotta with underglaze

On display at Santa Fe Clay Gallery, 545 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM  87501

 

Barbara King – 2

Title:  Succulent Bouquet

Size: 15.5″h x 8.5″w x 7″d

Price:  $1,200

Description: Sculpture. Paper clay, underglaze, fired to cone 05, ink

Statement: My work is intuitive and spontaneous, not planned in advance. I believe this results in work that has a soulful content as a result of subconscious coming into play while I am making the work. I am inspired by plant forms and rock

Barbara Campbell

Title: Side Angle Stretch 

Size: 12″h x 20″w x 5″d 

Price:  $345

Description: This is the third in a series of twelve hollow mid-range stoneware figures fired in an oxidation atmosphere. The clay is raw except for the head which is glazed with a gunmetal black glaze.  

Statement: I have been working in clay for about 50 years. I started out doing caricatures of Victorian architecture and moved into practical functional work to make a living. I alternated between decorative and functional work for many years. After retiring from the functional dinnerware endeavor, I started doing things that just felt right. Having fun in the studio is now what it is all about for me. 

Barbara King – 1

Title:  Hand Built Slab White Stoneware Dish     

Size: 5″x 18″x 18″

Price:  $250

Description: Hand built high fire white stoneware, slab built, multi glazes fired in a gas reduction kiln

Statement: My work is high fired white stoneware using multiple glazes and fired in a gas reduction atmosphere. My inspirations are always the landscapes around me and my early exposure to using clay in a expressive and sculptural manner. The more functional pieces continue to be one-of-a-kind or limited editions with variations on a theme.

Anna Bush Crews – 2

Title: impression 2 

Size: 2.5 x 9 x 3 “

Price:  $ 250

Description: Fiber clay, mold formed and hand shaped, terra sigillata, raku fired, waxed.

Statement: These forms came about intuitively; the hands molded what initially came out of a mold. Surface treatment with terra sigillata and raku firing produce the color variations, never predictable, and bring out the texture of marks from the mold and hand work in the shaping. These are from a group of 8 pieces. Natural forms intrigue me, the husk, shell, pod, gourd, in their twisting and turning as they change shape over time; first young then mature and then a mere skin, always transitioning through time into another form. The organic forms that inspired these impressions tend to be symmetrical. Impressions are not symmetrical although they seek balance. They will sit on a surface in different positions revealing the other side. They hold things in and free them from the enclosed space through openings. 

Anna Bush Crews – 1

Title:  Impression 4

Size: 4″x 9″x 5.5″

Price:  $250

Description:  Fiber clay, mold formed and hand shaped, terra sigillata, raku fired, waxed.

Statement: These forms came about intuitively; the hands molded what initially came out of a mold. Surface treatment with terra sigillata and raku firing produce the color variations, never predictable, and bring out the texture of marks from the mold and hand work in the shaping. These are from a group of 8 pieces. Natural forms intrigue me, the husk, shell, pod, gourd, in their twisting and turning as they change shape over time; first young then mature and then a mere skin, always transitioning through time into another form. The organic forms that inspired these impressions tend to be symmetrical. Impressions are not symmetrical although they seek balance. They will sit on a surface in different positions revealing the other side. They hold things in and free them from the enclosed space through openings. 

Andrea Pichaida-2

Title:  Cintas Color

Size: 8″h x 17″w x 17″d

Price:  $625

Description:  Hand build with mid range clay, glazes, underglazes and washes, fired to cone 5

Statement: I’m living between two worlds, my native Chile and my new home in Santa Fe, but finding my voice within my personal experiences as a woman, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend and a teacher will always stay with me and inspire me to create art. This journey together with my love for nature and the passion and joy of working with my hands and clay fulfills my inner soul. 

Andrea Pichaida-1

Title:  You and Me

Size:  6″H x 11″W

Price:  $875

Description:  Hand built with mid range clay, underglazes and glaze, fired to cone 5

Statement: I’m living between two worlds, my native Chile and my new home in Santa Fe, but finding my voice within my personal experiences as a woman, a mother, a daughter, a wife, a sister, a friend and a teacher will always stay with me and inspire me to create art. This journey together with my love for nature and the passion and joy of working with my hands and clay fulfills my inner soul. 

Andrea Pichaida

Amanda Jaffe – 2

Title:  Spring and Fall Bouquets

Size:  12″ x  12″ x 1.5″

Price:  $1400.

Description: Mid-range porcelain, high relief cast and carved tile, electric firing

Amanda Jaffe – 1

Title:  Drained of Color IX

Size:  11.5″ x  11.5″ x 1″

Price:  $1400

Description:  Mid-range porcelain, high relief cast and carved tile, electric firing

Alma Quillian

Title: Jomon Inspired Ram Pot

Size: 10 x 8″

Price:  $300

Description: mid range stoneware, ceramic stains

Statement:  I became fascinated with unique, intricate,and often ornate beauty of the Jomon Period Pottery in Japan. Jomon pottery is the oldest in the world(c. 14,500 – c. 300 BC) . It is characterized by rope like patterns from which it draws its name, Jomon, which means cord pattern. My piece was built in the Jomon tradition of coiling. I enjoyed putting a Southwest spin on my Jomon inspired pot.