Sunday, August 2, 2015

I'm a sucker for ceramics.

I love clay.  After 30+ years of working in a ceramic studio, I know it's a part of me that will never go away.  Ask me about a certain pot and how it's fired and I'll carry on like I'm talking about Leo, my grandchild. When picking up a mug, I still can't help myself from flipping it over and looking at the bottom. know what I mean?

Recently, I was invited to visit Ariel Zimman in her studio at the Ford Building in Portland.

Ariel invited me to stop by and see her latest work in progress.  She had read on my website how I'm working with clients, trying to find unique art for homes and office spaces.  

Meet Ariel....

Walking into the Ford Building, I couldn't help but notice the many studio spaces.  I found myself peeking in at a glass studio, photography hanging on walls in the hallways and easels holding works in progress throughout the entire building. 

Ariel's work spoke for itself.

The wall pieces flowed down the wall with such fluid movement, I couldn't help taking photos from various angles.  

The studio was filled.  



and some silliness.

After our visit, I had to take a few parting shots of her little pod pieces.  

Watch for this girl, she has ambition, drive and a lovely spirit.  

Thank you Ariel for allowing me the opportunity to meet you and 
breathe in the smell of damp clay.  

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