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The Start of Something Fresh for Spring

If you are looking for art that is fresh and special this spring, an event will be held soon that includes the work of three fresh OCAG artists: Cathy Kiffney, Luna Lee Ray, and Rebecca Neigher. Cathy Kiffney explains: "Four years ago I approached Luna Lee Ray with the idea of a small spring show. Although I did not know her…

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An Artistic Dialogue

Three OCAG artists are participating in an upcoming show at the Chapel Hill Gallery of Art on Franklin Street.  Here at what each says about their particular path while making their art... Eduardo Lapetina notes: "The steps I go through are unpremeditated and unplanned. I might apply two or three layers this way, and then as shapes and forms emerge, a…

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Sharing a Studio Works Just Fine by Susan Filley

My studio is located on Dairyland Road, and for the past year I have shared my space with Erick Serritella, who is a nationally recognized sculptor and ceramic artist.  It has been a new experience for both of us and we have learned a lot about our work and built a nice friendship.  Sharing the studio has worked out just…

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Clay, Glazes, and Heat by Judith Ernst

Have I learned yet to love uncertainty? Creating work in ceramic is not like painting. When you put a combination of glaze chemicals on clay and subject them to high heat, what you get is almost always surprising, even though you may have run many glaze tests and fired pieces under identical conditions. You do your best to control your outcomes,…

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My New Ceramic Studio by Judith Ernst

Judith's New Studio I can now do it all in my own studio! With a kiln that doubles as an H.G. Wells-style time machine, a large spray booth for glazing, and an air compressor that inspires envy among all the guys in the neighborhood, I’m ready to create bigger-better-more in the ceramic realm. Dubbed “The Judio” by my neighbor, Susie…

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Nature’s Repeated Patterns by Heather Delisle

Ceramic artist, Heather Delisle, draws inspiration from nature as she replicates textures and patterns of the natural world in her handmade ceramic tiles and decorative sculptures.  Delisle carefully selects and prunes cedar branches which are pressed into handmade tiles.  The tiles are once fired and cold-finished with acrylics which enhance the beauty of the imprint.  Delisle also incorporates her interest…

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Clay Contemplations By Emily Jo Lees

Clay is a meditation and a joy.  Whether wedging clay, rolling it into slabs, or smoothing the texture left by my slab roller’s canvas, I feel connected to the earth. A major influence on my work is the aesthetic of ukiyo-e woodblock prints from nineteenth century Japan. The circles in my work are inspired by the harvest moon found in…

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