Monday, June 29, 2009

A New Garden Goddess

This is Evelyn. Late this spring I took a one-day workshop from Lana Wilson and Claudia Reese. As you can see from Lana's website, I've come fairly close to being able to work in her unique style. Now my hard task is to use her techniques but rework them in MY style and not hers. This is always the challenge when you admire someone else's work and take lessons from them. Copying is the first stage in learning a new techique but you have to move on past that.

Claudia Reese is an Austin artist who has always been supportive of my effots. She puts in a lot of time and effort supporting ceramic artists. Her work is nationally recognized and if you ever fly into the Austin airport you'll see some of her work. She also has worked with children to make tiles for our library.

1 comment:

Angie in AZ said...

I seriously love all your clay people. This one made me grin... she looks related to Uncle Fester... maybe his sister? Or mom? hehehe!