Artist Profile: Christine Tanson

Christine works in porcelain and stoneware for high firing in wood, reduction and oxidation firing methods as well as Raku. The work is functional, and whimsical. Featuring playful patterns that are born out of a desire to harmonize with the environment. Form meets function in pieces that are practical, expressive and vibrant. The work is intended to be simply lovely to use and intended to add grace to house and home. Christine uses a rich pallet of glazes in traditional shades of blue, green, black and brown reflecting a deep appreciation of the natural world. The essence of earth, sea, and sky are captured in unique pieces that feel solid to hold and elegant to contemplate.  No two pieces are ever the same, but are an extension of the work, forever going forward. Working in clay has been a lifelong passion for Christine. Her pottery is always evolving.

Currently a Firing Member of The Fire Works, Worcester, MA
Raku Firing at Mudstone Studios Warren RI
BA in Art from Bridgewater State College(MA)

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Artist Profile: Wayne Fuerst

The garden is an endless inspiration for my work as an artist. I have a huge garden that is grown for my PAPERMAKING STUDIO. The papers I make use all the different kinds of flowers and leaves to make a very artful and sophisticated product. Florabunda is what I call the look of my papers. there’s a complete bouquet in every sheet of stationary. perfect as a wedding invitation jacket.

The POTTERY STUDIO uses the inspiration in a more indirect way. Vines, leaves, flowers, and seeds are painted over a shino base glaze. The pottery is functional. I love all materials maybe I should call myself a mix-media artist.

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Artist Profile: Rose Esson-Dawson

My current body of work embraces the dreams and nightmares of old. Things that go bump, and bump hard in the night have been explored in a more playful manor. Daydreams from my childhood have been illustrated using imagery found in sailor’s tales of sea monsters and night terrors. My fondness of Japanese block prints, as well as short poems helps develop the stylized patterns, subject matter and execution of the work. Finally, I have chosen to fire this work (painstaking as it is to create) in a wood fueled kiln. This allows the elements to leave their mark on each piece. In some cases it will obscure part of the narrative, leaving you the viewer to add your imagination to fill the gap.

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