“FOUND OBJECTS of the mind” Solo Show at Chartreuse – October

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Preview reception Friday, Sept. 29, 6-10 pm
First Friday reception Friday, Oct. 6, 6-10 pm
Third Friday reception Friday, Oct. 20, 6-10 pm
Special Saturdays letterpress printing.
Exhibition open for viewing during the week, please call 480-544-2162 to confirm hours.

Nature is not only more complex than we think.
It is more complex than we can think.
—Frank Egler
I’m continually intrigued by nature’s infinite variety and complexity of form and color, and the possibility that many of her secrets have not yet been ‘discovered’ by humans. In a spirit of exploration, I work with welded steel, glazed ceramic, and burned and salvaged wood, in an open-ended process that is rooted in painting, drawing and observation. Not “found objects” in the usual sense—castoffs with a past life—these studio-made objects are results of this creative inquiry and look to the future. As these elements accumulate around my studio, I look to my imagination and subconscious to ‘find’ them and make them into finished sculptural objects. —Joan Waters
A limited edition letterpress and linocut poster, a collaboration of the artist and Hazel & Violet, will be available to celebrate this exhibition.


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ISC Conference in Phoenix—Big Clay Day

The International Sculpture Center is having its 25th Conference here in Phoenix this week. On Wednesday I participated in a special opportunity to work at Mission Clay. It was a small group of us. Bryan Vansell gave a tour, which I missed because I got there late. Then we drew numbers, and each of us was given a huge section of leather hard clay pipe to work on. There was an array of tools to carve, mark, drill, saw, and a wide selection of underglazes. We worked in the factory, next to all the noisy equipment, each of us immersed in our own little world.

Break for lunch and BBQ, generously hosted by Mission Clay. We sat outside on long tables, surrounded by all sizes of pipe—stacked high—and shared the meal with the people who work there; it was totally great.  Then we were back to work, trying to finish up before the whistle blew. Many thanks to Bryan Vansell, Pat Siler, John Toki and others for their generous support and guidance. Thanks to Ree Kaneko for the photos. The pipe next to mine is the work of Anne Chase Martin of St. Louis.ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_2 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_1 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_7 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_8 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_12 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_11 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_10 ISC2015_MissionClay_ree_9