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OCTOBER 6th DEMONSTRATION:
Fort Worth Clay Artist
“Stormie & Friend”
Stormie Parker is a local ceramic artist. A Native of the South West , she was raised in Flagstaff Arizona where she studied
ceramics at Northern Arizona University. After living abroad for many years, she has recently returned to the United States
making her home once again in the great South West. All of the functional pottery made by Windstorm Pottery is hand made
on a potter’s wheel and are lead free and safe for use in the Microwave and dishwasher.
“As a teenager wandering through a craft fair I came upon a potter demonstrating on a wheel, immediately I was lured in, captivated by the artist’s mastery of the clay. Fascinated with how quickly a lump of clay became a vessel, I thought, “This is Magic!”
Thus began my relationship with clay, and after thirty years it still feels like magic every time I open a kiln or take a piece of liquid hot raku from the fire . The transformation that take place during the firing never ceases to amaze.
After studying at Northern Arizona University I moved to Germany for several years. While there I was greatly influenced by the traditional culture and the practicality with which Europeans viewed pottery as tableware. For many years I strictly made functional ware with my eye cast toward its utilitarian aspects. Upon returning to America in 1997 I built a raku kiln and have since been engaged in sculptural and art pieces. I depict wild life and nature, integrating texture, and surface embellishment, and rely on the fire to create a unique finish.
It is important to me that my art is an integral part of people’s lives, whether it is sipping from a coffee cup or the spectacular glint from a raku vase capturing ones eye, enticing you to regard it yet again.”
Stormie’s work is in 2 group shows along with a Solo exhibit going on now at the Ft. Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy Street.
We’ll be treated to an evening of watching Stormie “at the wheel”. She will bring several pieces of her work and discuss the different glazing and firing techniques. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to meet this talented artist.
Scroll down to see a few samples of her work:
Visit Stormie’s website for more….. www.windstormstudio.com
— ECAA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2014