Once again, stunning. And thought provoking. And creatively stimulating.
There was a great deal of glass this year, much of it fantastic. And, of course, phenomenal work in clay. Below are some of my favorite works:
Another dear friend and talented sgraffito glass artist, Michael Janis, whose work I simply love.
His imagery is mysterious, delicate and deliciously evocative. His addition of gorgeous handwritten text that is almost, teasingly, legible adds another layer of mystery and unknown meaning to the work. To visit his website CLICK HERE
Cristina Cordova, a studio artist living in NC. Her figurative ceramic sculptures are always emotionally riveting and not always easy to look at. Loved the subtle variations of color on this massive wall piece.
To visit her website CLICK HERE
Marc Petrovic had gorgeous bell jars with delicate glass nests, birds and branches. To learn more visit his website at www.marcpetrovic.com
Myungjin Kim had stunning ceramic still life assemblages at Ferrin Gallery. The carved detail was just astonishing. To see more images of her work at Ferrin Gallery CLICK HERE
A standing figure covered in crows by Mark Chatterly, a well-known figurative sculptor from Michigan. You can't see it in the photo but at the base there is also a scattering of crows. To visit his website CLICK HERE
Loved these ceramic figures by Kathy Ruttenberg. At first glance they seem sweet, like something out of a fairy tale. Then you come closer and realize that they are deliciously dark and slightly bent.
To see more please visit her website HERE