Join us at, The Cooley Gallery, for an opening reception on Friday, November 3, 2017
from 6-9 pm.
-Pattee Hipschen, Painter
Trees have been the primary focus of my paintings for the last several years. I like their repetitive shapes - the leaves, the trunks, the branches as well as the reflections they make on the ground and in the water. I continue the idea of repetition to the canvas,
painting in multiples - triptychs and diptychs. I capture my subjects with and without leaves, in different seasons and at various times of day. I paint in oil, with a pretty vivid palette, on both canvas and wood panels.
-Carrie Althouse, Potter
I started potting, and I practiced, I failed miserably but never gave up. Along with lots of flopped pots, I had incurred many costly mistakes including kiln and glazing disasters. Through all of this, I was developing a feel for the clay. I was experiencing how the clay moved, what I could and couldn't do to it, how far I could push it, when it would flop, and when it would become a work of art. I was developing the muscle memory that it takes to move each finger individually. With the help of books and videos, I was teaching myself which in turn gave me great insight into teaching others! I was well on my way to being a potter.