Shades of Clay
Shades of Clay – Work from potters Juliet Smith and Ronni Mainguy, along with lamps created by Richard Gottschalk were on display in the Art Center Exhibit Gallery during October 2013.
Ronni’s pottery is inspired by nature. After spending a month in the mountains of Wyoming, Ronni felt compelled to bring a part of our earth to life in each of her creations and thus was born Mountains of Mudd. Her creations are hand built and wheel thrown bowls, platters, bakers and other functional pottery which is lead free and safe for use in the oven, microwave and even the dishwasher. Juliet’s inspiration comes from involvement with community and group classes that she teaches. Juliet says “teaching takes me outside my box and helps me realize the importance in pushing the limits of my media”. She has a full working studio in her home located in East China Township, MI. All pottery is handmade stoneware and porcelain. Functional work is food, microwave and dishwasher safe. Richard is a Michigan artist who works in metal. Richard created the lamps in this exhibit using ceramic bases made by Juliet.
Below are some photographs of the exhibit – click on a photo to view a larger version.