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The ceramic work of Santa Fe artist, Gretchen Wachs

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Gretchen Wachs Ceramic Installation

I approach clay as a painter as well as a sculptor, with an emphasis on surface as well as form.

Recent forms are suggestive of the figure, organic, abstracted and totemic. The clay is responsive, easily manipulated, pressed, stamped, coiled and stretched into shapes. Vessels invite me to carve and paint over the curved and faceted surfaces. The glazed skin wraps around the forms, the painting travels in and out and around, bridging the decorative and the painterly.

 

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