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Find me more frequently for the time being at Folk-Art-Life.


Meg Oliver

Aren't these pieces just totally to die for?  Look at that etheral, dripping glaze. The texture and carving that Oliver uses on these pots creates such an interesting topography for the glaze to move around. I love it!

(images via artist's website)


Monica Ripley

I love Ripley's shapes and subtle carving, and her celadon palette is perfect for these pieces. Aren't those vases fantastic?

(images via artist's website and Red Lodge Clay Center)


Rimas VisGirda

Hello everyone... Sorry for the spontaneous absence. I was up in Vancouver at my dear cousins wedding and I was with very limited computer access.

But I'm back! So...

Today I have a brief share for you. Rimas VisGirda has an array of interesting work but I am especially taken with these fantastic teapots. The quirky
illustrations just seem so comical and charming with the gold luster and the shape of the vessels themselves. Love the juxtaposition of styles here.

(images via accessCeramics)


Stephanie Leach

I am always impressed by trompe l'oeil. And I am interested in Leach's interpretation of the classic still life. I especially love the barbie arms. Gives a whole new meaning to arm candy...
(images via artist's website)

Maria Wojdat

Taste the rainbow, huh?

(images via artist's website)


Deb Schwartzkopf

Oh, Deb Schwartzkopf, your pottery is a vision of a dream... each inch of your work is so thoughtful and eloquently executed. I can't wait to get my hands on a piece.

(images via Archie Bray Foundation, Mudfire Gallery, Isadore Gallery, Red Lodge Clay Center, Northern Clay Center, Lacoste Gallery, and artist's own website)


Ted Adler

Sometimes I find myself annoyed by abstract, earthy sculpture... pieces that look like the artist picked them up off the ground and placed them straight on the pedestal.  But Adler's work, though it fits the mentioned characteristics, reminds me that this aesthetic, when done with great skill, really is beautiful.  These pieces remind me of nature-perfected river stones... coveted miracles of the geological world.  Adler has created shapes and surfaces that effortlessly invoke these treasures, seducing the viewer. 


(images via accessCeramics, Lawrence Arts Center, and ArtAxis)


Laurel Lukaszewski

 Lukaszewski's work almost feels like paper sculpture... There is a weightless movement that flows through her work and contrasts subtly with the weight of the ceramic medium.  The installation pieces remind me also of the way scraps and trimmings accumulate around the studio... delicate curls and peaks of dust that we normally just scoop out of our attention with a sponge and a dust bin.

What do you think?

(images via artist's own website)


Off Subject: Marvin Lipofsky

Lipofsky is an internationally regarded glass sculptor who headed the glass department at California College of the Arts for 20 years. I came across his work in a gallery downtown San Francisco, and I must say, it's breathe taking in person. I just love the color and the shape.

(images via artist's website)

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