We'd like to thank Barbara Warner for sending us these images of Chris's "Statue Of Liberty" painting in her home. We love seeing our pieces outside of the gallery environment and the creative displays their new owners
We are thrilled to have a small collection of paintings by Susan Makara.
"My studio is my sanctuary. To me creating a visual image is as essential as taking a breath. It can be a release, an expression of a feeling, and sometimes a glimpse into a fantastical world.
An image develops within my imagination. It is like painting a dream as it is happening…except I am awake and in control."
Nick Ramey started out making high-fire, wheel-thrown pottery, but during graduate school became enamored with handbuilding low-fire earthenware sculptures. After grad school he decided to combine his various new skills and interests to make thrown and altered functional work, but add sculptural details to infuse it with humor. In today’s post, Nick explains his forming process. To learn about his decorating processes, check out the September/October 2012 issue of Pottery Making Illustrated!
Photograms- "These one-of-a-kind images are not made digitally or with film, but in the darkroom by placing objects-leaves, stems, flowers, ect.-directly on conventional photographic paper, then exposing the paper to light. The paper is then developed and the image fixed. When the object is thick, such as a branch or stem, no light penetrates, giving a pure white design. Thinner objects, such as leaves, are translucent, allowing some light through, yielding shades of gray. Where the light is unblocked, the paper turns black." -Richard Busch.
To see more of Richard's work, stop by the gallery.