Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Clay artists at The Gift Shop

We are so glad to have four new clay artists here at The Gift Shop! Robert Gilchrist and Anna Hughes have joined us from Christmas Market 2015, and Jeremy Brooks and Rosita Gendernalik are brand new to us.
Each artist brings their own techniques, styles, and ideas to their creations.

First is Robert Gilchrist. His bowls and vases are beautiful, and his glazing is wonderful!

Shown are two of Robert Gilchrist's (GILC) bowls
Next is Anna Hughes. She has a unique take on the making of her ceramic bowls. They are, of course, lovely, but they also have a very organic feel and look to them. Anna embellishes her bowls with combinations of woven sweet grass, beads, feathers, and fibers.

Here are three of Anna Hughes's (HUG) embellished bowls. 

Jeremy Brooks employs a very clever process to his porcelain jewelry. He extrudes tiny strands of clay and fashions them into knots for his special line of "Forget Me Knot" jewelry. The work is delicate, and the colors are vibrant. His necklaces, earrings, rings, and pins are offered.

 Here are examples of Jeremy Brooks's (BRO) porcelain jewelry. 

Rosita Gendernalik is a well known clay artist in Northern Michigan. We are so happy that now she has her lovely pieces with us at The Gift Shop. Her signature style is so very eye-catching!

Here in one of our Gift Shop displays are two of Rosita Gendernalalk's (GEN) pieces.

(Remember, the letters in parentheses after each artist's name show their code. When you see that code on work in The Gift Shop, you will know who created it.)

There is alot to see here at The Gift Shop, visit us and be sure to see the current exhibitions,  Michigan Annual XLIII  in the main galleries, and Primary Color  in the Community Gallery on the second floor at Anton Art Center.

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