Archive for albuquerque area

Phil Green #2

Title:  The Time Machine

Size:  20″h x 17″w x 2″d

Light and Shadow:  It takes a Time Machine to let you know whether your part of the globe is in light or shadow. This one can expand this awareness to two more regions of the earth.

Price:  $475

Statement:  Phil Green began his pottery interest as a hobby about 1998. His intrigue with Raku firing began early. As he worked with pots and hand-built pieces, he began seeing the possibilities when raku glazes were mixed with conventional color glazes. When he made his first clock, he got hooked. These unique ceramic clocks are hand-carved in slabs of clay and then Raku fired. The flashing, followed by a smothering and smoldering process, produces iridescent patinas.

He has been making clocks and showing them in galleries and art shows since 2004. In the Albuquerque area his work is in Amapola Gallery on the Old Town Plaza. He also shows in Conley Pottery in Madrid south of Santa Fe. He has been in several art shows including New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Weem’s International Artfest, and the Vail Art Fair.

More about my work:  www.rakuroundtheclock.com

Phil Green

Phil Green #1

Title:  Grand Central

Size:  23″h x 13″w x 2″d

Light and Shadow:  The iridescent colors in Grand Central can only be seen by bringing it out of the shadows into bright light.

Price:  $395

Statement:  Phil Green began his pottery interest as a hobby about 1998. His intrigue with Raku firing began early. As he worked with pots and hand-built pieces, he began seeing the possibilities when raku glazes were mixed with conventional color glazes. When he made his first clock, he got hooked. These unique ceramic clocks are hand-carved in slabs of clay and then Raku fired. The flashing, followed by a smothering and smoldering process, produces iridescent patinas.

He has been making clocks and showing them in galleries and art shows since 2004. In the Albuquerque area his work is in Amapola Gallery on the Old Town Plaza. He also shows in Conley Pottery in Madrid south of Santa Fe. He has been in several art shows including New Mexico Arts & Crafts Fair, Weem’s International Artfest, and the Vail Art Fair.

More about my work:  www.rakuroundtheclock.com

Phil Green

Ginny Zipperer

Title:  4 Windows

Size:  18″h x 14″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:  This is a bas relief wall sculpture. Bas Relief, by its nature, relies on the play of light & shadow to define the image laid out in the material being used. The theme of this piece is architectural, consisting of 2 building faces connected by an archway. There is a walkway between the buildings that leads into the space beyond the buildings. The faces of the buildings are painted gold, reflecting light. the windows & door, leading to the interior of the buildings & the space beyond, are in shadow. The shadows have the effect of inviting the viewer to venture beyond the light into the shadows to explore what might be discovered there.

Price:  $450

Statement:  I have worked in clay most of my adult life. For most of my career I produced wheel thrown functional and decorative work. I started doing sculptural work after participating in several large community based mural projects. I liked the narrative aspect they offered. In 2010 I had an image I wanted to do in mural form and after I produced that piece I just kept going. While I still do some functional work, my focus is on the bas relief wall sculptures.

My imagery is often inspired by song lyrics, phrases from literature or spoken word, as well as the work of other artists. I keep a binder full of these ‘prompts’ and use them as jumping off points. Often of course, the piece goes in a completely different direction than what I intended. It is one of the exciting things about producing art, the mystery of how a piece evolves and has its own life, independent of my intentions.

Ginny Zipperer

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #1

Title:  Untitled

Size: 8″h x 6″w x 1/2″d

Light and Shadow:  Thumb prints joining slab swatches catch light and create shadow.

Price:  $140

Statement:  Cone 5-fired Ochre clay and Duncan underglaze. Texture, slab, press-tiles, leftover pieces from tile-making, drawing, commercial glazes, oxides, illustration – these elements form backbone of my process with clay, continuous since my first clay class at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa at age 10. Documenting everyday relationships continues to inform my process – whether in the yard, on the road, on the horizon.

More about my work:  www.colorofsand.wordpress.com/

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan #2

Title:  Morning Glory

Size:  7″h x 7″w

Light and Shadow:  Textured tile catches light, shows shadow of this morning-blooming flower.

Price:   $75

Statement:  Cone 5-fired Ochre clay and Duncan underglaze. Texture, slab, press-tiles, leftover pieces from tile-making, drawing, commercial glazes, oxides, illustration – these elements form backbone of my process with clay, continuous since my first clay class at Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa at age 10. Documenting everyday relationships continues to inform my process – whether in the yard, on the road, on the horizon.

More about my work:  www.colorofsand.wordpress.com/

Cirrelda Snider-Bryan

Chris Casey

Title:  Thirst

Size:  10″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  Thirst is a celebration of the desert sun.

Price:   $345

Statement:  I’ve always been fascinated by the transformation of a lump of clay into a ceramic object. The essence of a piece can stay the same while almost every other characteristic, its color, size, weight, texture, etc. all change throughout the process. That unpredictable and ever-changing quality keeps the medium fresh and exciting for me. I also tap into that somewhat chaotic side of things by making use of color and improvised abstract designs. These elements have no concrete meaning in and of themselves but can nudge the mind in different directions. I enjoy hearing the explanations viewers come up with while attempting to make sense of my work as I often wonder about the objects myself.

More about my work:  www.chriscaseyart.com

Chris Casey

Marilu Tejero #2

Title:  Wood Fired Box

Size: 10″h x 7″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:   Wood firing never ceased to amaze me.  The expectation raised by the dream of the finished pieces. The preparation of the fire wood, the selection, chopping, careful storage. Crews commitment and division of labour.
The joy of feeding the live fire and giving generously very long and exhausting hours, to see the birth of ash covered, kissed by the flames new treasures.  My soul will always long for the wood fired ceramics.

Price:  $180

Statement:  I aspired to create a body of work that had a strong South American feeling with archeological qualities.  To achieve this, I invented a culture called “PIMACHI”. which has an “archeological site”.  It is here where I “find” my sculptures.   I am inspired in childhood memories, the environment where I was born, a strong awareness of the tremendous wealth of the American cultures.  Visions of ancient temples, weathered walls with lichen and fungii growth, distorting the once beautiful designs on bright and earthy colours.

Marilu Tejero

Marilu Tejero #1

Title:  Chopsticks

Size:  .5″h x 19″w x 15″d depending on arrangement

Light and Shadow:  In 2003, I was given my first painted chopstick. Since then, every time I ate Asian food I took home my chopsticks and painted them. Two at a time, just doodled on them.  By now I have an extensive collection to just play with them.  Last April, I was invited to Yixing to a Ceramics Symposium. After lunch at the enormous studio where close to all artists and staff members ate, I collected the chopsticks from the disposal bags, washed them and in my spare time, painted them with ink and my new brushes.  On the last day I gave one to everybody, asking  to return next year one painted for me.

Back at home, with China fresh in my mind, I made porcelain chopsticks and painted them one by one, hoping to share the secret joy they bring me.

 

Price:  $150

Statement:   I aspired to create a body of work that had a strong South American feeling with archeological qualities.  To achieve this, I invented a culture called “PIMACHI”. which has an “archeological site”.  It is here where I “find” my sculptures.   I am inspired in childhood memories, the environment where I was born, a strong awareness of the tremendous wealth of the American cultures.  Visions of ancient temples, weathered walls with lichen and fungii growth, distorting the once beautiful designs on bright and earthy colours.

More about my work:  www.marilutejeroceramics.com

Marilu Tejero

Leonard Baca

Title:  Catch the Light

Size:  7″h x 4″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  The slip added to the vase highlights and shadows of the vase.

Price:  $75 SOLD

Statement:  In the summer of 2011, I went to help at the volunteer camp at Ghost Ranch, this was the second time meeting members of NMPCA (New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists), we all had a great time and it was nice to see Pot Hollow blossom. That is where two friends asked me if I would like to help out and be on the board for NMPCA. Five year’s is am still helping out with this organization. We have a new studio at Ghost Ranch after the 2015 flood took out Pot Hollow.

I am currently the treasurer for the NMPCA, I have also had positions a eNews Editor and President. Being part of NMPCA is a great way to meet potters and ceramists who enjoyed the feel of clay as much as I do. I have been working with clay for six years. I have been amazed at the diversity of ceramics and pottery in New Mexico and the talent we have as artist. I look forward to meeting more people and developing my craft. I work with my brothers Danny and Henry and my sister Sylvia in our printing business. It is a family business on it 48 year. I enjoy working with clay and I like to take my experience of woodworking, photography, graphic design & gardening to intertwine ideas into my work.

More about my work:  www.ljbgraphic.com

Leonard Baca

Judith Richey

Title:  White or Black Beans

Size:  10″h x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  I love to cook, and when I work in the studio, I create pieces That I hope people will enjoy in their homes. I did not make this casserole to fit into the theme of the show but rather to be a vessel that will be filled with something delicious. Perhaps a savory pot of beans, white or black, your choice.

Price:  NFS

Statement: I began my journey in clay in 1972 at the De Young Museum Art School in San Francisco. My work developed with a definite influence from an Eastern Esthetic, as my first teacher, David Fugiama, instilled in me a careful attention to form, balance, special finishing details, glaze application, and firing.
My goal has always been to create pieces that people will enjoy and use often in their homes. My work is wheel thrown and hand built and I work both in stoneware and porcelain clays, and I especially enjoy carving designs into the clay. I fire in a gas kiln in both oxidation and reduction environments.
Although I am not currently represented by any gallery, I offer my work through my website and directly at my studio.
My studio is located in a beautiful setting in the Mountains east of Albuquerque, where I enjoy watching the weather change over the San Pedro and Ortiz mountains, and the many songbirds and cottontails that live beneath the piñon trees in my backyard, and the coyotes who visit often. This special place has been an inspiration for the pieces that I create.
Clay is a wonderful medium, perfect in every way for many uses and forms of expression. It is also one of the most enduring art forms in any culture. When I think of the many functional pieces that I have created during all these years, and visit with people who have been using them, I am pleased to have made something useful and lasting that they truly enjoy.

More about my work:  http://www.djrichey.com/

Judith Richey

Elizabeth Donsbach

Title:  The Garden at Night

Size:  25″h x 10″w x 10″d

Light and Shadow:  Colors and forms in nature mute but may also become richer as the shades of twilight and night close over them. In New Mexico, the land sometimes gives off a strange glow just after sunset, almost as if the day’s light had condensed into embers. It feels like a magic time because it shines darkness and light at once. The Garden at Night plays with what might emerge in those shadows.

Price:  $1500

Statement:  I came to work with clay after a lifetime love of dirt and wild landscapes, so clay feels like a natural friend. Clay has so many virtues: open minded in its interests; imaginative and sensual in its play. Its structure possesses integrity and a complex intelligence. It is pliant but not easy. I also love the clean and elegantly emotional lines of classical sculpture; but I seem unable to do that kind of work. What I see in life is complexity and paradox, contradictory and ambiguous relationships. The world of life is lush and weird, and the layered depths of it are infinite. I can’t depict that vision literally, so I lay it down in tangled imagery that points to the feelings it evokes. My process is to work with the clay, offering it a form, offering the images that come into my mind; but mostly listening and watching for the moment when the clay speaks back in its rich voice, and stories sprout in its soil.

Elizabeth Donsbach