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November Issue 2003

Clay on Camden in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Lambeth Marshall & Donna Foster

Clay on Camden and The Queen's Beans Coffee Shop in Charlotte, NC, will exhibit works in porcelain by Lambeth Marshall as well as photographs by pet photographer Donna Foster through Nov. 30, 2003.

Marshall, a former painter and landscape designer, has been working in clay for 26 years. She studied ceramics and design at UNC-Charlotte, Queens College, and Central Piedmont Community College, all in Charlotte, as well as studying with internationally known potters and designers and with the Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC.

Marshall's contemporary white earthenware is brightly decorated, functional art with a Southwestern, some say Oriental, flavor. Her ware is decorated at the leather-hard stage with underglazes mixed in a water color fashion. She uses simple clean thrown and hand-built forms as a canvas. The pots are bisque fired and clear glazed, then refired. The wall hangings are done in the same fashion, but a "smoke-pit firing" completes the process.

"I was greatly influenced by the beauty of the Southwest and Central America," Marshall says. "Recent trips to Santa Fe, NM, and Sedona, AZ, changed my style of work. The incredible beauty of the mountain range views gave me an overwhelming spiritual feeling and attachment to the earth. I plan to keep reaching and learning, producing new artistic work in this new approach to clay."

For more information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings or call the gallery at 704/790-2529.

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