Gallery 23 features the work of Judy Musicant and Susan Bogen. During August, both artists are offering a 20% discount on one of their items.
Judy Musicant, Pottery
As is the case for many serious clay artists, Judy Musicant discovered pottery after embarking on her “day job” as an attorney. But from her first touch of clay in 1978, she discovered a passion for making pottery that has never abated. Judy creates functional pottery, meaning pottery to drink from, pour from, bake with, eat from, hold, caress, love to look at and make a part of everyday life. She works primarily on the potter’s wheel, but because clay is so plastic and forgiving, she finds it almost impossible to throw a symmetrical object and leave it at that. She is forever poking, pulling, prodding, cutting or otherwise altering the thrown pot in some fashion, which is what creates a body of work that reflects her vision of art for everyday life. Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Bogen, Pottery
“I especially love functional pots that beg to be picked up and held. The fact that a pot is pleasing to the eye as well as the touch is great. Asian pottery has always had a strong influence on my work, as does ancient Islamic pots. I love the way geometric design and nature interact in these works. I strive to integrate form and design into my own work. Having studied first Japanese and then Chinese brush painting over the years, I now often use my porcelain forms as canvases. My work is made of porcelain and Stoneware. I fire both in a gas reduction kiln to cone 10 and in a wood-fired salt kiln. All pots are food-safe, dishwasher and microwave safe”, per Susan.