Recently I created work for Union College, NY on a joint project with several professors. They excavated clay credited to be over 10,000 years old, and requested I create ceramic works that represented work produced in New York during that glacial period. I created four pieces of work. One piece was a sculpture representing the Venus Figurine from Dolni Vestonice, now the Czech Republic, which actually dated 27,000 years ago, produced in the first discovered kiln site known to humankind. I chose to start with this ceremonial piece as it represented artwork that could have been made in any prehistoric society. I then produced two small pinch pots, the first kind of bowls made by human hands, and then one coil pot, representing pottery that was made for storing foodstuffs and later on, cooking. Along with the artwork, I contributed historical documentation referring to these pieces of clay. The exhibit is on permanent display on the third floor of the Olin Building, Union College, Union Street, Schenectady, NY, 12308-3107. I hope you get to see the exhibit.
PERMANENT COLLEGE EXHIBIT
WHERE YOU CAN BUY MY WORK
West Annapolis Art Works
4 Annapolis St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
ALWAYS AT MY STUDIO
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This workshop focuses on hand built pottery made with two different studio machines- the slab roller and the extruder. In the morning, learn how to use the slab rolling machine and also construct personalized bisqued molds for slump and hump molded ware and free form pottery.
In the afternoon, learn how to work with two different kinds of extruders. The first larger one mounted on the wall, is used for various boxes, cylinders, trays- open and enclosed forms. The second, smaller one is bolted to a table and can produce similar smaller items but is used mostly for handles, add on rims, decorative feet, and multi constructed forms.
Jayne will demonstrate the basic techniques of producing fine bistro ware with these machines during this one day workshop in her studio in Maryland. Participants will practice using these machines for proper use of clay manipulation.
Classes are limited in size, providing a personal
atmosphere. If unable to attend, private sessions are