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(partnering with Empty Bowls Houston)

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Michelle Heinesen

Artist statement:

As a studio ceramist my work is sculptural & functional , generally with a heavy influence of Singaporean & Faroese folk art, landscapes, cultural references as well as personal experience.

My current body of work explores interpersonal relationships in relation to divergent manifestations of intersectionality, displacement, social & emotional isolation and sense of identity and mundanity in modern Life. 

It is my desire to restate the value of the handmade object and to see this object as a metaphor for the importance of the individual and the value of shared human experience.  This effort forms a bridge between the traditions of the past and concerns of the present to create a springboard for future work.  Each piece offers the opportunity to improvise and to discover new relationships.

Contact information:

   Facebook:  michellehansdottir
   
Instagram:  @michellehansdottir

   Etsy:  HANSDOTTIR

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Karen Cruce

Artist statement:

Over the past 20 years of working in ceramics, I have grown to realize the importance of each piece being well-crafted.  That, as a functional potter, became my main focus for years.  Along the way, I discovered that the inspiration for my finished work came from the earth - it’s processes,  textures  and color. 

With these elements I developed bodies of work each with glazing and designs which create a beautifully crafted piece that is finished in such a way to capture the viewers’ attention and stimulate a tactile response

The process of clay is endless and there is nothing that can’t be achieved. And this is her challenge .

Contact information:

   Website:  www.karencrucepottery.com

   Facebook:  karen skipper cruce

   Instagram: @karencrucepottery   

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Saida Fagala

Artist statement:

My artworks are inspired by nature and people.


I sculpt with porcelain and decorate with cobalt blue, slightly emphasizing the features or the body lines. My sculptures are unique and never the same, I love the translucency of the porcelain, its plasticity and the beauty of white color.

I also love Terra-cotta clay that has this rich red-brown perfect background for colors and texture.

Contact information:

   Tumblr:  https://ceramica-saida.tumblr.com

   Facebook: CeramikaSaida

   Instagram:  @Saida_hf

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Bea Fiorito

Artist statement:


Bea Fiorito, was born in Argentina and emigrated to USA in 1963. Her mother Elsa did not speak any English and decided to take pottery classes at the college near her house. The introduction of clay begun. Bea, at a very early age, was surrounded by painters, photographers and ceramists. Art has always been a part of the creative life and through the years explored photography and clay. The diversity allowed by clay brings the passion that Bea has to express herself. Inspiration comes from nature, colors, textures and forms.

The process of clay is endless and there is nothing that can’t be achieved. And this is her challenge.

Contact information:

   Website: https://www.beafioritoceramics.com/  

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Kathleen Hamlet

Artist statement:

In my first clay class, my teacher introduced me to Nerikomi, colored clay: laminated, sliced, pressed and reassembled into blocks. I was immediately hooked. As a long time sewer, pattern making fascinated me. My work is hand-built porcelain, sanded, fired, re-sanded, and fired again. A final polishing completes the piece. No two are ever the same.

Contact information:

   Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kathleen.hamlet

   Instagram:  @HamletKathleen
    Etsy:  KathleenHamlet

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Renee Lieber

Artist statement :

My work is informed and energized by an appreciation of indigenous cultures, the study of eastern philosophy, and my love for the earth.  The Jurassic Vessels Series is inspired by nature and my travels to tropical regions.  I use a reductive carving process on hand formed and wheel-thrown porcelaneous stoneware.  I employ recognizable botanical motifs such as leaves and flowers, or abstract motifs referencing natural forms and forces. The works are decorated with food safe color glazes which reference natural elements. My goal is to express my reverence for the beauty and complexity of the natural world while acknowledging our place within it.

Contact information:

   Facebook: Renee Lieber

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Address:
PO Box 667401
Houston, TX 77266

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