Marydee Bombick

Marydee Bombick

 

Marydee Bombick

For the 2020 Clayfolk Show and Sale, Marydee will be displaying her work, along with Bonnie Morgan, Lorene Senesac, and Cheryl Kempner at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street:

 

I have been making pottery for, amazingly, over half a century. It began as, and still is a hobby though a rather intense one. These days most of my work is made from slabs of clay. The flowers are a new and fun adventure. Some hang on the wall while others have metal stems with leaves to place directly in the garden.


Contact:

Email: mbombick@gmail.com

Cheryl Kempner

Cheryl Kempner

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Cheryl Kempner

Kemper Clay

For the 2020 Clayfolk Show and Sale, Cheryl will be displaying her works, along with Bonnie Morgan, Lorene Senesac, and Marydee Bombick at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street:

I have been creating in clay for over two decades. My explorations started with a beginning throwing class in Colorado, then to mixing clay and glazes at a community college in Kansas, to independent clay studies in Oregon, and finally to a beautiful studio in Ashland, Oregon. It amazes me how new ideas continue to flow into my head and hands. My signature pieces for many years were very thin hand-built porcelain vessels edged in 24k gold. My mother’s wooden rolling pin was often used to roll a lace texture into the porcelain. I love the balance of the delicate beauty and the inherent strength of these pieces.

Two years ago my worked changed dramatically. Our daughter turned 27 in intensive care after surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Once I got back to my studio, whimsical shapes, thick clay, and primary colored glazes started to appear. My hands took over and created crazy, nonrealistic birds. These birds looked up at me with funny little beaks and funny little eyes – they made me smile. Our daughter continues her recovery and the birds continue to evolve. There are now clay birds sitting on rocks, birds in clay bird houses, birds in nests, and birds on clay window sills. The whimsy of these creations has helped balance the intensity of life.


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Bonnie Morgan

Bonnie Morgan

 

Bonnie Morgan

For the 2020 Clayfolk Show and Sale, Bonnie will be displaying her works, along with Cheryl Kempner, Lorene Senesac, and Marydee Bombick at Ashland Art Works on Oak Street:

 

As a teenager it was love at first sight when I watched clay change its form on a spinning potter’s wheel, and in one form or another it continues to be an important storyline of my life. The focus of my clay work naturally has been the wheel, but I also enjoy hand building, and most recently have taken an interest in sculpture. There always seems like something new to explore and experience in the clay world whether making functional or sculptural pieces, and I want my work to celebrate beauty and the joy of being alive.


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Lorene Senesac

Lorene Senesac

Lorene Senesac

Raku portals, figures and healing bowls by Lorene Senesac will be at Ashland Artworks Galleries.