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I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1983. In the Spring of 1984 I moved to the historic hills of Galena. My hillside studio/gallery, Galena Clay Works, features functional art for utilitarian purposes and sculptural, post-pop art which is more playful and naive. The glazes and clay body are suitable for food, cooking and washing.
Having majored in humanities and anthropology I am interested in clay objects as art as well as artifacts and the temporal becoming the antiquated. Galena Clay Works is creating artifacts for the future, some to be buried and hopefully uncovered by future generations.
I also view clay as improvisational art. My hands molding clay is the moment. Through the firing the moment becomes solidified to remember and behold or thrown to the ground to be shattered into shards.
Wherever I am going, clay is helping me get there.
Twenty Dirty Hands
Elizabeth & Galena, IL
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