touch of nature makes the whole world kind." ~ Shakespeare
part of the earth and I try to reflect that feeling in my art.
My pottery and sculpture are my connection with nature and through
it my kinship with the world. I incorporate thrown, slab and coil
techniques in the creation of each work. I have formulated special
glaze recipes to reflect the soft green of the southwest, the
blue hues of the sky and the speckled cream of wheat fields. The
browns are the color of dried autumn leaves. I sculpt leaves,
grapes, nuts and seeds to appear dried, blown are nestled into
my Clay Art Pottery. They are made in clay from real oak,
elm, maple, ginkgo, catnip and grape leaves and vines grown at
my country studio.
images © Marjorie King
My work is
both functional and decorative and includes baskets, bowls, plates,
love lites, teapots, vases, wine accessories, trays, cremation
urns and wishing jars. It has taken me 30 years to develop the
special 14-step process that yields my signature leaf vessels.
The hand decoration of each piece is very labor intensive, requiring
more that 15,000 strokes for a small piece. New evolving and exciting
clay art designs are coming out of the kilns influenced by my
trip to NYC museums and galleries this past year.
My demonstration may vary
from working up the clay and throwing on the wheel to an explanation
of the process with samples of my work in all the stages.
visitors can register for the signature clay art door prize on
display in the studio.
ACCESS: Look for the "studio" sign, follow the arrow
down the brick walkway to the studio entrance, down the stairway
to my studio... you are also welcome to wander through the other
places I play in the "dirt" and enjoy the many flower
beds. (The ground is slightly uneven.)
991 Perry Center Road
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
608-832-6455 | firstname.lastname@example.org