“Connecting the Dots”, an exhibition of new ceramic work by artist Lisa Pedolsky, opens at Plinth Gallery on April 5th. Pedolsky, who owns “Two Fish Studio” in Durango, CO, started her studies in ceramics at California College of Arts and Crafts, then graduated from University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Fine Art. Initially working in mixed media and book arts, Pedolsky returned to ceramics after realizing she was a “designer and constructor of ceramic objects.”
Pedolsky’s ceramic forms are built from flat slabs of terra-cotta clay. Her work begins as a paper drawing as the basis for the three-dimensional object. She fashions precise patterns for each part used to build the piece. This method of deconstructing a complete form into its many components is similar in process to dressmaking or package design. Once the form is constructed, it is decorated with many layers of colored ceramic materials that are ultimately scraped, carved, or incised revealing the underlying textures. Lisa investigates design and technical aspects as they are applied to the important parts of her craft: form, function, and decoration.
Lisa Pedolsky’s exhibition, “Connecting the Dots” opens on First Friday, April 5th, with an artist reception from 6-9pm, including a presentation and brief overview of work by the artist. This exhibition will be on display through June 1, 2013.
On April 6-7, Lisa will instruct a two-day workshop in the Plinth Gallery studio. Additional information is on our workshop page.