Feature Articles

April 2013

Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, Features Works by Lana Wilson

Crimson Laurel Gallery in Bakersville, NC, will present an exhibition featuring new work my nationally recognized ceramic artist Lana Wilson, on view from Apr. 1 - 30, 2013.

Wilson’s ornate multicolored functional pottery stands out in the realm of ceramics. According to Wilson, “I definitely love to make stuff. For two decades I have handbuilt with pieces of clay, arranging them in layers and making more parts and arranging them yet again. I work until I think I like it and then I might stop. I am greedy for complicated textures, movable doors and drawers, multiple stamped images and unusual glazes that I develop through obsessive testing. For years ethnic ritual objects have influenced me. With my abiding interests in unusual surfaces and ritual presence, I have made altars, teapots, tableware, multi-layered mosaics and tiles.”

“Currently I am interested in functional ware,” continues Wilson. “I paint three layers of colored slip on soft slabs. Sometimes I use newspaper to resist the colors, other times I spatter colors as a final step. I carve out bits, turn them upside-down and inlay them like fossils. The rich mix of colors, inlaying carved out colored pieces in new places give me painterly slabs of color to make into plates, bowls, cups, vases and teapots.”

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 828/688-3599 or visit (www.crimsonlaurelgallery.com).

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