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Clay & Green Tea (Kay Franz Handbuilt Pottery)

"My work has been greatly influenced by my love of nature and of primitive pottery."

Juried Status: Virginia Artisan

Media: Ceramics:  Sculptural,

Artist Statement:

My work has been greatly influenced by my love of nature and of primitive pottery. This recent body of work continues to explore surfaces and shapes and textures evocative of ancient landforms, archeological finds and aerial views of desert landscapes. My earliest work revolved around traditional looking vessel forms. Developing work eventually left traditional formats and became more and more abstract and sculptural in form.

I’m constantly surprised to discover that what I thought was original to my own work has been done over and over in many variations by known and unknown artists, past and present. I am deeply grateful to all those influences that have provided so much inspiration.

Hours: By Appointment

Upcoming Events:

“Are you IN? INfluenced & INspired by... Big Ideas 1950 - 1970: Influences in modern Ceramics”. Sept 11 - Oct 25. Kay Franz's Lotus Tiles were selected for this juried national exhibition of ceramic artists. Sebastopol Center for the Arts, 282 S.High Street. Sebastopol, CA 95472 www.sebarts.org. OPENING RECEPTION 5-7 pm., Sept. 11, 2014. https://sebastopol-center-for-the-arts-gallery.culturalspot.org/exhibit/VQJydCDkSlTdLQ?position=14%3A34 

"On the Edge". Sept. 26 - Oct 19, 2014. Kay Franz & Geraldine Kiefer exhibiting, Skylight Gallery, Art Works, Richmond, VA 23219, www.artworksrichmond.com. Opening reception, 7-10 pm., Sept. 26.


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Franz, Kay





Richmond, VA 23235