Vessels

Larry Spears Larry Spears's personal involvement in creating pottery spans over forty years of working with clay. Basically, he makes pots. Larry still feels that it is one of the most expressive art mediums. The shapes he uses have been evolving over the past four decades. He continually analyzes and formulates constant changes when developing his ever-expanding glaze palette. Many of his pieces are sprayed, dipped, brushed, spattered and layered with various glazes and slips. The majori...
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Handmade from the Heart

Holiday Show Shop local this holiday season and help to support the vibrant Bloomington community. Our annual holiday show highlights work from local Bloomington artists that you can then share with your friends and loved ones, knowing that each piece is handmade and from the heart. Opening Receptions: Friday, November 25th, during The Canopy of Lights Friday, December 2nd, 5-8 PM On Display: November 25th - December 31st
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Visual Meditations

Tom Duffy Tom has always been fascinated by the rich and diverse character of our earth. His goal is to share his perception and visualization of this. Of course he cannot capture reality; rather, as with any artist, he seeks to reveal his perception and understanding of the environment in a way that will stimulate the imagination and emotions of the viewer. The beauty of morning and especially evening light and the resulting shadows are an important component in representing that perce...
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Paper and Stitch: Mixed Media Creations

Michele Heather Pollock At Lost Lake Studio, Michele Heather Pollock turns her love of paper and stitching into beautiful functional objects and fine art. Her work includes mixed media stitched paper work; mixed media paper sculptures; as well as hand bound books, bookmarks, greeting cards and more. Paper and stitching provide a consistent thread connecting all of her works. Michele holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and spent a decade doing fundamental scien...
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Keep It Simple: Working with Porcelain

Karen Green Stone Pottery Karen’s porcelain and stoneware pottery is wheel thrown, often altered and decorated with thick slip and by carving, appliquéing and incising. She uses fossils, seashells, fabric and kitchen tools for decoration. For color, she applies glaze over glaze, uses wax resist brush decoration and touches up with metallic oxide washes. She also uses local Indiana clay slip on some of her stoneware pieces. Karen high fires her work in a gas reduction atmosphere to the tem...
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May Flowers

Donna Cooney Fabric Art Bowls By Hand Gallery will be highlighting Donna Cooney's petal bowls and other reversible, fabric bowls for the month of May. Opening Reception: Friday, May 6th, 5-8 PM On Display: May 6th - May 28th
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Birdz Returning

Watercolors by Lois Barber In 2013, while painting a watercolor landscape in Provence, Lois Barber tested her colors on a vertical strip of paper taped to her easel. A few weeks later, the test strip fell from her portfolio and landed horizontally on her desk. In an instant, she saw the strip of colors as a collection of birds and added a few pen strokes to bring them to life. Soon to follow were a series of joyful and whimsical paintings called, “Birdz of a Feather.” "Birdz Returning" i...
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Street Level: Community Scenes

Gouache Paintings by Tom Rhea Tom Rhea was trained as a painter at Indiana University, where he graduated with a BFA. After twenty years in the demanding field of medallic arts, his paintings still retain a very sculptural feel, with an emphasis on the unique limestone architecture that distinguishes the IU campus. Besides providing celebrity portraits for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, LA Weekly, and XXL Magazine, he has written extensively on arts topics for local and n...
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