Sue Grier

Sue Grier
Sue Grier
Sue Grier

In 1984 I put down my paintbrushes and picked up soft throwable balls of clay.  Working with clay is very “process oriented.”  Using stoneware clay, I work from wheel-thrown components.  Beyond the throwing – mesmerizing and meditative as that can be – there is the quality of mark making and creation of form.  Working with clay for over 30 years, I have a decided interest in the quest for problem solving when making more complex forms.  Alongside the creating of interesting clay pieces is the challenge of glazing and firing the work to best advantage.  I have enjoyed working in a variety of firing types – oxidation, reduction, and wood fired.  The resulting work incorporates references to the landscape and often has gesture and animation with which to intrigue the viewer. Continue reading “Sue Grier”

Nancy Rosenthal

Nancy Rosenthal
Nancy Rosenthal
Nancy Rosenthal

My interest in art began with stained glass and acrylic painting.  It wasn’t until I took a wheel-throwing course that I fell in love with creating in clay.  I continued to develop my abilities for several years, working under the respected and talented sculptor, Rosalia Riera.  Nature inspires me and my love of wildlife has given me endless sources for expression in my clay work.  I let the clay tell me what it wants to become. Continue reading “Nancy Rosenthal”

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”