Archive for Santa Fe

Mario Quilles #2

Title:  Light Catcher

Size:  25″h x 10″d

Light and Shadow:   The light and shadows of the oceans produce reflections on our planet.

My work has always been and continues to be about three dimensional shapes that reflect light, as it falls on them now and as it fell on objects in early times. Light disturbed by shape creates shadow, without that light the shapes and their shadows wouldn’t be visible. Each projection on each piece affects the light, and consequently the shadow, differently.

Price:  $385

Statement:  Mario is a Santa Fe based ceramic artist who has been exploring the outer edges of his medium. Originally a New Yorker, he is a graduate of Cooper Union Art School in NYC. His explorations of the nearby areas provide him with the wood from which he crafts his own tools.

More about my work: www.marioquilles.com/

Mario Quilles

Mario Quilles #1

Title:  Early Oceanic Cactus

Size:  26″h x 10″d

Light and Shadow:   The light and shadows of the oceans produce reflections on our planet.

My work has always been and continues to be about three dimensional shapes that reflect light, as it falls on them now and as it fell on objects in early times. Light disturbed by shape creates shadow, without that light the shapes and their shadows wouldn’t be visible. Each projection on each piece affects the light, and consequently the shadow, differently.

Price:  $485

Statement:  Mario is a Santa Fe based ceramic artist who has been exploring the outer edges of his medium. Originally a New Yorker, he is a graduate of Cooper Union Art School in NYC. His explorations of the nearby areas provide him with the wood from which he crafts his own tools.

More about my work:  www.marioquilles.com/

Mario Quilles

Luisa Baldinger #2

Title:  Vessel, Studio #153, Sandstone Song

Size: 10″h x 8″w x 8″d

Light and Shadow:  

Price:  $275

Statement:  A maker of containers all of my life in clay, I am intrigued by volume, negative/positive space, and complex surface, and work to have these elements orchestrate into a satisfying three-dimensional “vessel” idea. At this point, my vessels are simply sculptural forms, vehicles for the exploration of color, surface, movement in three directions. Inspiration comes from rocks found in the back arroyos, fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts, geologic elements. I imagine that these vessels might have been unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere, relics from an ancient culture, giving rise to questions about that culture: who were the folks who made these pots? What were they thinking? What ancient contents did these vessels hold?

More about my work:  www.willettbaldinger.com

Luisa Baldinger

Luisa Baldinger #1

Title:  Vessel, Studio #66, Stacked Rocks

Size:  15″h x 9″w x 5″d

Light and Shadow:  

Price:  $400

Statement:  A maker of containers all of my life in clay, I am intrigued by volume, negative/positive space, and complex surface, and work to have these elements orchestrate into a satisfying three-dimensional “vessel” idea. At this point, my vessels are simply sculptural forms, vehicles for the exploration of color, surface, movement in three directions. Inspiration comes from rocks found in the back arroyos, fragments of coral on a beach, plant parts, geologic elements. I imagine that these vessels might have been unearthed in an archeological dig somewhere, relics from an ancient culture, giving rise to questions about that culture: who were the folks who made these pots? What were they thinking? What ancient contents did these vessels hold?

More about my work: www.willettbaldingerceramics.com

Luisa Baldinger

Joe Bova

Title:  Conspirator

Size:  25″h x 11″w x 13″d

Light and Shadow:  Ravens collect together in Conspiracies. They are living shadows flying through light. Inspired by their constant presence around my studio, this solitary Conspirator emerged, inspired by Pueblo Kachina form.

Price:  $3,600

Statement:  For much of my career I have been making social and political commentary art, often also involving eroticism. In 2003 I began work that was responsive to the misguided policies of my government. As the Republican senator from Missouri, Charles Schurz said in 1861, “Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right.” I have been trying through my work to do my part. However in 2006-07, seeking a respite from the polemical, I returned to an earlier and abiding interest in animal forms and imagery with a new interest in integrating the vessel, namely the teapot, with the figure. The pot incognito, you might say.

More about my work:  www.joebovastudio

Joe Bova, 2017 Award of Merit

Frank Willett #2

Title:  Glove Form

Size:  10″h x 10″d

Light and Shadow:  Shadow inside, Light outside.

Price:  $375

Statement:  In these days of richly enhanced communication we have the opportunity to experience the popular and easy ways of seeing things from varied sources, prehistoric to contemporary and worldwide. Now we have a tremendous vocabulary of forms and decorative treatments for design ideas. There seem to be no rules or prescriptions for creativity at present, so the artist and craftsman has an open formats for the invention of a new and unseen direction or a recombination of defined patterns. The pieces I make from clay are intended to have a pleasant presence in any setting and be functional.

More about my work:  www.willettbaldingerceramics.com

Frank Willett, 2017 Special Juror Award

Frank Willett #1

Title:  Bowl

Size: 4″h x 16″d

Light and Shadow:  Dark and light contrasting: “Darkness” on the rim, “lightness” interior.

Price:  $350

Statement:  In these days of richly enhanced communication we have the opportunity to experience the popular and easy ways of seeing things from varied sources, prehistoric to contemporary and worldwide. Now we have a tremendous vocabulary of forms and decorative treatments for design ideas. There seem to be no rules or prescriptions for creativity at present, so the artist and craftsman has an open formats for the invention of a new and unseen direction or a recombination of defined patterns. The pieces I make from clay are intended to have a pleasant presence in any setting and be functional.

More about my work: https://www.willettbaldinger.com/

Frank Willett