Pottery Artist​ Liz Brownrigg

My dream is to share my passion for Pottery, encourage anyone who is exploring the possibilities of working with clay, and see what it offers them; but above all else, HAVE FUN!

I have been asked “what statement am I trying to make with my art”, the answer is I don’t have one specific statement. We all have several layers of ourselves and our lives; I am embracing all of my multi-dimensions and using them to take me on an adventure through my pottery.

I love the fact that I can take clay from the earth and interpret/mimic various designs and textures into a something that is pleasing to the senses.

I have tried to have a “plan” before I begin a piece, but I am more of a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person. Each piece usually ends up carved, altered or enhanced. One thing about my pottery is its always evolving; some of the items might have similarities, but no two will ever be the same, I always make sure of that.

Even my so called “Functional” pieces have some alterations to them, I like to make sure anything and everything has a distinct personality to it.

My dream is to share my passion for Pottery, encourage anyone who is exploring the possibilities of working with clay, and see what it offers them; but above all else, HAVE FUN!

My Mother Earth

This piece is inspired by Mother Nature, with all the twist and turns, the many layers of beauty that our beautiful earth has; however, as you can see her eyes are closed… this is significant to me ~ it represents how sad our Mother Earth is, because we are destroying her. A lot of my work is representative of Mothers; Mother Earth has the trees that show me to plat my roots deep, strong and firm; while Mother Mary shows me to reach for the Heaven’s. My work is always evolving and I love to push the limits with my imagination, abilities and the laws of gravity.

 

Solar Trifecta 2

Solar Trifecta is a Hand-built sculpture Raku piece that shows the beautiful jeweled colors that only Raku can give any piece. I wanted to experiment by doing some pieces with only 3 sides ~ this piece was a challenge to keep leveled and not be tipsy. While the base was drying, I began to sculpt the face and the accents. While applying the face, I did not want to just have a flat area this time, I looked at the connecting corners as an area to have a new dimension to the piece and this also gave it a totally different look ~ I think it made it come alive!

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