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Maxine Hugon / Carved Porcelain

Maxine creates one-of-a-kind wheel-thrown and hand-built porcelain and functional stoneware pottery in her studio in Weston, MA. Drawing on ancient culturesā traditions of slip carving, Maxineās surface decoration bows to the past, while her unique carved designs of birds, trees, shells, flowers, and other motifs from nature are whimsical and fresh.
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Paula Barry / Garden Totems

Paula's work reflects the many facets of her life. She says she is fortunate to be able to create what she loves. Summers at the ocean, her garden and love of animals are an unconscious influence; they are a part of her. The patterns formed by waves in the sand are reflected in her work, as well as the different stages of plant growth and flower blossoms. She creates sculptures that will add interest to the garden but will also take the viewers back to their childhood and their visits to the sea shore. Her work evolves continuously as she grows as an artist. Working in her home studio using both porcelain and stoneware clays, she throws each piece on a potters wheel, then alters using several decorating techniques. Influences of Van Gogh, Walt Disney and Dr. Seuss are apparent. She hopes you will sense the whimsy and enjoy each of her creative sculptures.
Paula Barry
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Bill Campbell /Porcelain Vase

Bill has been a potter for over 30 years. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms--each piece maintaining some of the energy of its creator. When designing pots, he is always aware of the possibilities and limitations of the wonderful/dreadful layered glaze he employs. He says it is like an enigmatic mistress, very fussy about the body it resides upon. It often crawls, blisters and crazes and the color isnít always reliable.
Though demanding, it is however, just too vibrant and exciting to simply dismiss as too troublesome. This means that everything must be technically perfect in order to achieve its full potential. Because Bill refuses to compromise in these processes, he has had to learn clay production and firing techniques that are not used in most studio potteries.
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Tim Christensen /Carved Porcelain

One of the unifying things about artists in northern New England is our strong connection to the environment in which we all work. I like to explore this connection. By working in black and white, with minimal color, I am able to invoke another world where humans are not dominant, but are shadows of the creatures I create. I hope viewers will see the challenges of community in my chickens, the draw of spirituality in my crows, and have a greater understanding of hierarchy through my owls. I want the viewer to recognize the similarities between settings constructed around my sculptures and the environments that humans have chosen to create for them selves.
Tim Christensen
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David Voll /Stoneware Bowl

Since David first began to experiment with the clay that he found in the sandy soil near his childhood home in New Jersey, pottery has been a part of his life. Building his first potterís wheel out of leftover metal and wooden parts in high school shop class, David was able to get a taste of his future career. For over 30 years, David has made his living selling handcrafted pottery to galleries throughout the country. Currently featured in over 50 galleries, he has established a reputation for using local clays and glaze materials. Over the years, Davidís work has been shown at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Galleries Lafayette in Paris, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Zona in Tokyo.

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