4. MARJORIE KING
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." -- Shakespeare
Clay is part of the earth and I try to reflect that feeling in my art. My one of a kind nature theme Clay Art Pottery™ and sculpture are my connection with nature and through it my kinship with the world.
I am a juried, professional member of the Wisconsin Visual Artists and have been in hundreds of art shows, winning numerous awards and featured in galleries and museums from California to New York. My work is in 30 countries and 28 states. I am thrilled to announce that my clay art has been selected for inclusion in “Best Potters in the USA.” Botanical Societies and Garden Clubs have listed my studio and gardens as a tour destination. In 2017 my work will be included in the www.houzz.com collections.
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Each functional or decorative work incorporates thrown, slab and coil techniques and is glazed with my own specially formulated glaze recipes. I sculpt leaves, grapes, nuts and seeds to appear dried, blown and nestled into my pieces. They are made in clay and enhanced from oak, elm, maple, ginkgo, walnut, catnip and grape leaves and vines grown at my country studio. It has taken me 41 years to develop the unique 14-step process that yields my signature leaf vessels. The hand decoration of each piece is very labor intensive, requiring more that 15,000 strokes for a small piece. My unique leaf-rim bowls, vases, coasters and plates have all been granted copyrights by the US Copyright Office.
DEMONSTRATION: The demonstration may vary from throwing on the wheel to an explanation of the process with samples on display depending on the number of visitors in the studio at the time.
STUDIO ACCESS:Look for the "studio" sign on the left side of the house, follow the arrow down our new sidewalk to the studio entrance, down the stairway to my studio. You are also welcome to wander through the other places I play in the "dirt" and enjoy the 46 flower beds (the ground is slightly uneven).
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