Nancy Kubale ceramic artist
South African Clay Art
Nervous System (by Jessica Rosenkrantz)
Transformation by Sue Griggs Allen
clay on mixed media
Jacquline Hurlbert is a ceramic artist who creates figurative sculptures laden with symbolism and whimsy. “The figures I create dramatize the struggle for self acceptance through the continuing exploration of the various aspects of what we call personality.” Her process involves a combination of quick, aggressive clay manipulation and methodical rendering of detail. “I love the responsive nature of clay and I use the cracks and stretch marks of a thrown slab to generate tension in the surface. This stretching of the clay lends character and interest to the figures I create.” Hurlbert is unorthodox in her finishes. She uses everything she can get her hands on, including underglazes, oils, waxes and /or acrylics.
Bowl with Arabic Inscription - 10th century - Iran, Nishapur
coolness (by Melanie Bourget)