Fired: New Works in Clay
by Barbara Ellard
Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Opening Reception: Fri, Mar 14, 6-8pm
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm
Gallery Strolls: Fri, Mar 21 and Fri, Apr 18, 6-9pm
Ceramic artist Barbara Ellard gives a non-traditional spin to her ceramics by off-setting key elements in this exhibition. She combines wheel-thrown forms with hand building to create pieces with a stylized aesthetic, responding intuitively to the surface of her pieces. After creating a wheel-thrown piece, Ellard often sculpts onto the surface of her work to enhance its full-bodied shape. Ellard attended the Program in Artisanry at Boston University with a dual major in ceramics and textile design.
I am constantly concerned with the volume of the piece and the negative space it creates. I want to create a juxtaposition of fullness and constraint. So often my work has a "full bodied" appearance with a small foot or opening at the top. Sculpting the surfaces of some of my work is a way to enhance that feeling of "fullness."
Location: Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Contact Information: 801-596-5000