Thursday, August 18, 2011

MARY HOLDEN-HALL - Featured Clay Artist

Each month at Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts we feature one of our artists, with an opening reception during Fourth Friday Gallery Walks.  Mary Holden-Hall, co-owner and co-founding artist of our gallery, will be featured from August 26 - September 23.  We invite you to meet Mary, view her huge and varied repertoire of work, and enjoy refreshments on Friday, Aug 26 from 6 - 9 pm at The Cotton Exchange in beautiful downtown Wilmington NC.

Mary's work includes dancing teapots, leaf motifs, fountains, bowls, crystalline vases - a array of functional and decorative ceramic pieces to enhance your home.

She writes this about herself:

My medium is clay, all clays.
I am mostly self-taught, having developed my interest in
clay since 1967. I have often been surprised by clay's versatility.
As my pottery has transitioned so has my life.
My aim is to produce the feeling of tranquility
And balance both in my creations and in my life.
My designs are a reflection of how I live my life.
I do what I love and love what I do.

Lady of the Leaves is currently on display at the Cameron Art Museum's State of the Art / Art of the State exhibit through October.