Tres Leches Art Gallery
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Shoshana Englard www.shoshanaglass.com  

Shoshana Englard

As you will see from my various pieces, my glass art incorporates my love for the interaction of bold colors, light with color and optical illusions. In fact, part of my fascination with dichroic glass comes from its unique optical characteristics and ability to change; the color of the glass is dependent on the light passing through it.

Marion Angelica

Marion Angelica

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I design and make functional ceramics whose forms are sculptural. My work has been described as “departing from the more expected shapes of functional ware to create refreshing and lyrical forms.

The work is hand-built and made of porcelain that is reduction fired to 2300 degrees F. My pieces are designed for use in life’s special moments, be they large or small, happy or sad. My goal is to create pieces that encourage people to recognize, mark and embrace these moments as important parts in their own life stories. While many ceramic pieces tell the artists’ stories, my pieces are created to become part of the stories of others. It is my pleasure to weave my work into the fabric of others’ lives and stories. 

Jennifer Murphy

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Jennifer Murphy

            

Jennifer Murphy is a ceramic artist who spent her childhood playing in the mud, mushing Play-doh, and making modeling clay ladybugs. She is currently continuing her pursuit of all things mushy and malleable, by working her way toward a BA of Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics at the UW Superior.

By combining wheel-thrown objects with hand building, Jennifer turns ordinary stoneware forms into strange and fascinating specimens. These creatures grow from an interest in textures created by nature and how they play off of and harmonize with one another.

Incorporating traditional ceramic glaze and non-traditional materials to finish these works, she treats each sculpture as a three dimensional canvas. 

Melody Villars 

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Melody Villars

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I work in clay for the pure joy of it. I love the challenge of working with the soft, malleable clay and transforming it into a shape or figure that had existed only in my mind. Using slabs of clay, I build up a form, bringing into view the image that I had "sketched" into the air. If I am creating a face or a figure, the clay seems almost to come alive and speak to me. Whether the work is figuratively realistic or an abstraction, I try to create an empathy with the viewer, a recognition of the human experience. Intriguing surface texture is important to me, whether it is created through carving or through layers of glazes.

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