Jerry Maxey

Jerry Maxey
Jerry Maxey
Jerry Maxey

My work is wicker-weave basketry of dyed rattan and sea grass cord, with lathe-turned wood bases and rims.  The wood is all found wood, often trees that have fallen in storms.  Once I have turned the wooden elements, I leave them indoors for at least three weeks to cure and stabilize.  I attach rattan spokes to the wood and construct the basket, weaving in the colors and patterns as I go.  When completed, the entire piece is finished with tung oil to bring out the colors and produce a slight aged patina to the work. Continue reading “Jerry Maxey”

Janet Leazenby

Janet Leazenby
Janet Leazenby
Janet Leazenby

I have been intrigued with organic qualities in clay from a young age.  Trying to inject a living and dancing quality into the clay has been a goal of mine for a very long time.  I use “Slung Slabs” on collar areas of vessels, ears, or beaks on my animals.  Using “Slung Slabs” stretches and infuses pieces with a permanent sense of movement. Continue reading “Janet Leazenby”