Archive for sculpture

Drita Choy

Title:  Saint Francis

Size:  50″h x 30″w x 20″d

Price:  $500

More about my work:  www.facebook.com/dritaspottery/

Drita Choy

Seri Kotowski #1

Title:  Plant Explorations I

Size:  44″h x 11″d

Price:  $1200

Statement:

Born: In a vacuum.
Named: Sheri Inez Kotowski
Re-Named: Serit
Currently: Breathing

Intention: Live life to the fullest and ultimately leave only beauty in my wake.

Past lives: Cat, 9Xs. Student, teacher, caretaker, gardener, dabbler, dancer, lover, nurse, mother, maker, sailor, voyeur, child, adult, rebel, fool, creator, destroyer, loner, hermit, daredevil, heartbreaker, earth shaker, firebrand, warrior, idiot, chicken shit… to name a few in no particular order.

The Thread: Artist and Participant.

More about my work:  seritdelbosque.com/

Seri Kotowski

Sigrid McCabe

Title:  Siren Wendy

Size:  19″h x 10″w x 16″d

Light and Shadow:  The highlights and shadows accentuate the sensuousness of this Siren.

Price:  $900

Statement:  My work often uses the tradition of combining human and animal figures to explore the meaning of our experiences via the prism of nature. The figures emote qualities through the gaze, the gesture and dance.

More about my work:  www.sigridmccabe.net

Sigrid McCabe

Barbara Campbell #1

Title:  Carved Vessel

Size:  12″h x 12″w x 12″d

Light and Shadow:  The carvings and pressings that I do create texture. To highlight I rub iron into the carving to pop the relief work creating light and shadow.

Price:  TBD

Statement:  Having spent a lifetime working as a professional potter doing mostly functional work, I am now enjoying a time of play and experimentation. I enjoy interpreting the varying landscapes of the Southwest and translating them into clay objects. I am also working with shapes and alternative firing techniques. In the summer months I teach classes at the Ghost Ranch near Abiquiu, NM and I enjoy introducing my students to new ways to play with earth, water and fire.

More about my work:  stonewareartifacts.com

Barbara Campbell

Seri Kotowski #2

Title:  Antiquities V “Africa”

Size:  15″h x 17″d

Light and Shadow:  This series of work is pit fired. Each piece in this subtitled series has the shape of a landform distinctly burned/imprinted in the surface by the magic of the fire.

Price:  $1300

Statement:

Born: In a vacuum.
Named: Sheri Inez Kotowski
Re-Named: Serit
Currently: Breathing

Intention: Live life to the fullest and ultimately leave only beauty in my wake.

Past lives: Cat, 9Xs. Student, teacher, caretaker, gardener, dabbler, dancer, lover, nurse, mother, maker, sailor, voyeur, child, adult, rebel, fool, creator, destroyer, loner, hermit, daredevil, heartbreaker, earth shaker, firebrand, warrior, idiot, chicken shit… to name a few in no particular order.

The Thread: Artist and Participant.

More about my work:  seritdelbosque.com/

Seri Kotowski, 2017 Best of Show

Sara D’Allesandro #2

Title:  Red and Green Olla

Size:  14″h x 15″w x 15″d

Light and Shadow:  I believe clay wants to be a vessel. The olla with it’s deep interior reservoir, poignant orifice embodies man mysteries of existence. I like it to be supported by three rocks when it is not nestled among plantings providing slow release moisture.

Price:  $200

Statement:  My sculpture derives from forms inherent in clay and from the forms resulting from pushing against and honing the limitations of this medium. Large monomorphic form existing in the same space, on the same ground and in the same scale as the viewer creates a tableau vivants experience with the viewer.

An earthly manifestation of flux, clay is made up of particles ground by the maw of time. It is flowing form with the unique ability to render a sense of motion and organic form. This plasticity is the quality which holds me in thrall. The process of “becoming” holds more juice for me than pursuing idealized form. And so my dance of more than fifty years, a dance with a very willful partner, goes on.

More about my work:  www.mudwaspstudio.com

Sara D'Allesandro

Sara D’Alessandro #1

Title:  Ambition (column)

Size:  81″h x 15″w x 15″d

Light and Shadow:  This figure, Ambition, is from a column series. Outdoor installation allows the sun’s transit to animate the figure as the light and shadow shift giving this hermaphroditic figure a sense of being inhabited. Form, mass and deep, rich textures are more superbly available in clay than in any other medium I know.

Price:  $6800

Statement:  My sculpture derives from forms inherent in clay and from the forms resulting from pushing against and honing the limitations of this medium. Large monomorphic form existing in the same space, on the same ground and in the same scale as the viewer creates a tableau vivants experience with the viewer.

An earthly manifestation of flux, clay is made up of particles ground by the maw of time. It is flowing form with the unique ability to render a sense of motion and organic form. This plasticity is the quality which holds me in thrall. The process of “becoming” holds more juice for me than pursuing idealized form. And so my dance of more than fifty years, a dance with a very willful partner, goes on.

More about my work:  www.mudwaspstudio.com

Sara D'Alessandro, 2017 Award of Merit

Jacquita Beddo #2

Title:  Spirit

Size:  36″h x 12″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  This piece is my kachina, which is a Hopi word for “spirit.” If you grew up in New Mexico, like I did, you know that a kachina can represent anything in the cosmos – even a concept. My kachina is about growing up in New Mexico and being steeped in its culture. It’s full of symbols and even hints at the animals that were part of my world. The theme of this show is light and shadow. To me, the “light” is all the things that people think of as magical about New Mexico, and the “shadow” is how many new comers to New Mexico reject so much of the culture that made it this wonderful place they are so drawn to.

Price:  $1850

Statement:  I am involved with several different medias, but I love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me.  I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.

Figurative sculpture makes up the majority of my work, but organic shapes also really appeal to me. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do some functional ware. My hope in that endeavor is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make square plates, bowls, and platters.

Jacquita Beddo

Jacquita Beddo #1

Title:  Corazanna

Size:  25″h x 12″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The name Corazanna means “heart.” This piece is about my struggle with light and the shadow in my own heart. It speaks about the clash between what I know to be true in my own heart and what the world around me thinks is true. I wanted to visually talk about what it feels like to be caught in this battle between these two worlds, without light there would be no shadow.

Price:  $1230

StatementI am involved with several different medias, but I love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me.  I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.

Figurative sculpture makes up the majority of my work, but organic shapes also really appeal to me. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do some functional ware. My hope in that endeavor is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make square plates, bowls, and platters.

Jacquita Beddo

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

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

Elizabeth Rose

Title:  Gaming Device

Size:  6″h x 9″w x 9″d

Light and Shadow:  White on White relies on the angle of the light, and its movement across the work to lighten and deepen shadows collected in the piece’s hollows.

Price:  $500

Statement:  Since moving from London to the U.S. in 1986, Elizabeth Rose has worked as a professional sculptor, showing in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S., Australia, Canada and the U.K. Recognized for her innovative works in ceramic, bronze and steel, her sculptures have been featured in the San Francisco Examiner, the Houston Chronicle, the Albuquerque Journal and the Sunset Western Garden Book. Her earlier works were brightly colored cut and folded steel figures, often with a kinetic element. Since 1995, Elizabeth has worked in ceramic and bronze, creating large and small-scale figures, vessels, wall-reliefs and abstract works.

 

More about my work:  www.galisteoliz.com/

Elizabeth Rose

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

Joretha Hall

Title:  Patty Cake

Size:  15″h x 8″w x 14″d

Light and Shadow: Light and Shadow are the expressions on the face of the young child playing “patti cake” with Mom.

Price:  NFS

Statement:

 

More about my work:  www.eldoradoarts.org

Joretha Hall

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

Darla Graff Thompson #1

Title:  Spotlight

Size:  15″h x 7″w x 7″d

Light and Shadow:  The point of light illumination is so strong that there appears to be physical impact and response— I’ve had a lot of thoughts on this piece, some playful and just for the fun of making it, but for me it also represents the idea of epiphany, a sudden personal enlightenment and illumination of something about ourselves that was previously hidden and in the shadows.

Price:  $400

Statement:  I began sculpting in the early 1980’s and continued creating with clay as I pursued an education in chemistry, providing my life with much-needed stress relief and balance. My sculptures are condensed thoughts or emotions that span a wide range of topics. In them, I see the faces of old friends— hints of my scientific nature, a lot of humor, and solid evidence of life’s joy and the variety of its experiences.

 

 

Darla Graff Thompson

Nicole Renee Peters #2

Title:  Love’s Penumbra Embracing Cast Shadows 

Size:  4″h x 5″w x 9″d

Light and Shadow:  “The shape of a cast shadow is related to the shapes of both the casting object and the receiving surface…” The giver and receiver, both reflecting and absorbing light, both playing their dynamic parts in shaping where these shadows lie, what is contained within them. and if and where light will emerge or darkness will take hold.
The human heart, made up of the stuff of this Earth, of fire and heat, water and air, and flecked with both light and shadow, in some places it glistens and shines, reflecting. In other areas it absorbs what is placed around it. Its tendrils softly undulating to hug and hold, or to bind and squeeze, depending…This human heart, informed by the inter-dependence of its cast shadows- the object itself and the surface upon which it sits. Does it ever truly exist alone or independent of its surroundings? Surely our seat of emotions bears influence from the other, and yet, the power to overcome past hurts, limitations, transgressions, pulses and reverberates from our depths- the penumbra of self-awareness, of empowerment- the ability to overcome, to transcend, to reside in pure and unconditional love. This heart of loving-and compassion, our authentic state of being, encased by the penumbra: an extended light source, unconditionally enveloping the outer edge of the cast shadow, is the embodiment of love unconditional, surrounding and holding space for any incursions or deficiencies, without judgement. Here, in the heart of flesh or clay, love prevails through light and through shadow. 

Price:  $300

Statement:  I create from my heart, emotions channeled through my hands, my fingertips, kneading and stroking the clay. I care about creating pieces that are emotionally moving, sensual, and often dynamic. Textural. Most of the forms that emerge are shaped this way by my hands as the primary sculpting tools. I would like for viewers to really get into themselves and FEEL when they come into contact with my work.
Many of my sculptures are conceived and executed through exploration of pushing materials in unconventional ways. I enjoy the process as much as the end result and I really love clay for it’s freeing properties. My work is fluid, organic, loose. Like an impassioned, emotionally charged mad scientist, I allow inspiration to guide me in testing the limits of my creative hypotheses.
Connected to these Earth bodies and the whole of the natural world and cosmos…My work is Elemental, if anything…I am enamored with exploring the multitude of ways that a few common shapes in all of nature repeat over and over again, combined in countless expressions. From the microscopic world to the macroscopic, we are all inter-connected. I am deeply moved by this beauty and intelligence. And very inspired by forms found in nature, particularly in the ocean, fluidity, and by human anatomy and physiology.
Highly expressive, emotional and sensual.  A recurrent theme in my work is:
Finding incredible strength and freedom by allowing oneself to reside in
vulnerability.

Judy Nelson-Moore #2

Title:  Light and Shadow

Size: 14″h x 18″w x 14″d 

Light and Shadow:  This is an edge piece…feeling the edges of both light and shadow…where the edges of myself meet the world.

Price:  $700

Statement:  I am working with the concept and visual aspects of edges:  Edges of mountains where they meet the sky.  Edges of my body as it moves against the air.  Edges of my abilities.  Edges of what I want versus what other people impose on us.  Edges of our memories and hopes.  Edges where light and shadow meet, but the edge itself is nothing, neither light nor shadow. 

More about my work:  www.judynelsonmoore.com

Judy Nelson-Moore

Judy Nelson-Moore #1

Title: Too Much Carbohydrate Will Kill You  

Size:  18″h x 14.5″w x 16″d

Light and Shadow:  In concept, the light is sugar or empty carbohydrates, deserts, fun, party, comfort food. The dark is what happens to a diabetic who has too much light: breakdown of tissues, illness, death. The texture of this piece comes from literally too much carbohydrate (rice and pasta) in the clay, causing it to collapse. 

Price:  $800

Statement:   I am dealing with the concept and visual elements of edges:  Edges of mountains where they meet the sky.  Edges of my body as it moves against the air.  Edges of my abilities.  Edges of what I want versus what other people impose on us.  Edges of memories and hopes.  Edges where light and shadow meet, but the edge itself is nothing, neither light nor shadow.  

This piece contains clay that was fired with an excess of pasta and rice, intended as texture for a closed form, but the carbohydrates burned out and made the clay so weak it collapsed.  Since I am a diabetic, this seemed to be a message about pushing the edges of this disease!  I added skulls made in a sugar-skull mold, unfired clay additions, and a saggar fired “altar” base.  A bowl of clay shards simulates a serving bowl of carbohydrate. 

More about my work:  www.judynelsonmoore.com

Judy Nelson-Moore, Too Much Carbohydrates will Kill You

Tamara Cameron

Title:  Spliced

Size:  9″h x 10″w x 4″d

Light and Shadow:  A representation of the psychological aspect of light and shadow. Taking the dark layers of our psyche, bringing them to the light and pulling together our best self. 

Price:  $400

Statement:  Tamara Cameron’s ceramic sculpture begins with the female torso.  Each piece is hand coiled and built individually.  Three individual torsos are created and cut into sections.  The sections are mixed up and reassembled to create three separate sculptures.  Each finished sculpture contains parts from each of the others representing how over time we exchange pieces of ourselves within relationships and in return become a part of each other.

More about my work:  tamaracameron.com

Tamara Cameron, Spliced