We are on our trip through California on an extensive studio tour, collecting work for the gallery as we go. We will return on March 1st and embark on a big redisplay of the gallery with an opening focussing on ceramic sculpture on March 8th. I'll be updating this blog post with images of the new work as we go.
Just before we set off Julie clement sent us a quick selection of images of some of the work we will be collecting from her (shown below). And we took a delivery of work from Kelsey Bowen from Montana (illustrated above), This will be added to this focus on ceramic sculpture show, along with all the work we collect enroute.
Today we had our fist studio visit with Cary Weigand. She lives and works down a windy, forrested road, on the south Oregon coast. She works in quiet contemplation, combining a love of ceramics with other sculptural and painterly concerns. She refines her imagery with acrylic and oil paint glazes following the initial glazing stages. She also use fragmentation and visible reconstruction to add to an already fragile aesthetic.