“A central part of my process is to explore metaphor found in the effects of heat and pressure. Through the tectonic forces, clay metamorphoses into rock. Then as the rock begins to erode and tumbles down a stream, the bits and chips that are worn off eventually decompose and becomes clay sediments. This cycle repeats, and this circularity remains a consistent source of inspiration.
Journeys, whether in life or in a stream, tend to remove rough edges. Much like the journey of the stone tumbling along the stream, my work mirrors and celebrates the processes and journeys that leave the marks of time. The result is that not only the finished pieces but also the process itself becomes metaphor for the beauty found in life well lived.” – Geral Arrington
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Over her long career, clay artist, Suki has developed a her style known by its colorful, charming, decorative, yet practical design. The influence of her painting and figure drawing skill is evident in both her pottery and sculpture. Working in traditional majolica technique, color stains on a white background, Suki paints each piece in clear colors with stylized animals, people or designs. Many of her pieces are sculptural. All reflect her joyful observations of the world at large.
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The husband and wife team of Cheryl Costantini and Mikio Matsumoto formed Nichibei Potters in 1985. The work blends the elegant tradition of Japanese folk art with a contemporary flair. Each piece represents the balance of form and function, sense and skill, and showcases the commitment of to the production of fine quality, exquisitely executed work. Literally translated, Nichibei means, “Japan and America”.
Visitors are welcome year round at their studio. To find out more, visit their website.
mixed media artist
Hap’s mixed media assemblages occupied center stage of our storefront window garnering the attention of passersby who, as though transfixed, were compelled to detour their comings and goings and press their hands against the glass to get a closer look at the beautiful and whimsical detail of his sculpture.
Learn more about his transformative journey as an artist and see more of his work on his website.