It is often said that ceramists, those who work with clay, develop an extra sense, an ability to understand the personality of their chosen medium. Why? Because it is also said that clay becomes what it wishes to be, and not always what the artist desires. Travel with us around Tucson and meet four women who talk with the clay:
- Kathleen Wallace Greer’s earth-hued stoneware vessels feature glazes in the colors of the desert highlighted by unique impressions of native plants forever captured in the clay;
- Wendy Timm’s abiding interest in the creatures of the Sonoran Desert finds expression in her sculptural creations, along with a healthy dose of her fun-loving personality – like cottontails with six guns and javelina with wings;
- Robin Chlad is NOT afraid of color and uses it exuberantly in her contemporary folk art, three dimensional mosaics and vibrant functional pottery best described as “playful” Southwest;
- Andree Richmond’s whimsical wheeled animals are created in response to our daily struggles for balance, as we travel too fast to nourish our souls and sense of humor.
This is a special opportunity to visit each artist in her studio, discover what inspires her and learn how she works to bring life from the earth. Cost includes transportation and lunch at Harvest.
Image | clockwise from top left, Kathleen Wallace Greer, Wendy Timm, Andree Richmond, Robin Chlad