Donna Polseno, in her first exhibition in Denver, will exhibit a wide selection of ceramic forms both sculptural and functional. Her shapely forms honoring the female figure become vessels for the preservation and enhancement of food or flowers. Her smooth and seductive surfaces are the result of her application of rich and complex glazes. Donna uses many images from nature, and vessels adorned with birds, or patterns of leaves and grass reflect influences from her father who was a widely recognized painter of birds.
Polseno has often described her personal creative path as meandering, from early vessel forms which evolved into sculptural works representing the human figure, and finally, vessels of a human form, to represent the metaphor of the body as a vessel. Donna has successfully transformed the pot into a provocative sculpture.