Welcome to Cary Gallery of Artists!
August Featured Artists ~
Dr. Dan Wopperer ~ Oil Paintings
Jnet Stevenson ~ Woodfired Pottery
Creations with Fire
Opening Reception July 29th, 6 - 8 pm
D a n W o p p e r e r
Dan is a retired interventional radiologist, medical illustrator, teaching professor and fine artist with a background in art history, logo design and children's book illustration. He now devotes his time mainly to landscape painting in oil media as well as various drawing techniques. He has been invited to show his works for your viewing enjoyment and sale to interested collectors.
Dr. Wopperer has also produced fundraising and educational media for many nonprofit organizations as a multi-instrumentalist, composer and cinematographer. He has produced six world music and jazz albums and has composed and recorded soundtracks for short films and educational forums.
J n e t S t e v e n s o n
Creations with Fire
Each clay creation fired in a woodkiln tells the story of that firing. It's an individual experience for each pot. The flame's path flows around each piece, with one piece affecting the flow of the flame on the piece behind it. The flame moves and brings the ash from the wood with it; depositing the ash along finger rings, textures, and carvings. It is not a perfect place. Often the kiln takes a sacrifice as the firebox is an active and volatile place. That unpredictability is part of the process and excitement. You never know what you will get!!
I actively explored woodfire in my independent post baccalaureate study from 1993 to 1999. In May of this year I had the amazing opportunity to bond with like minded potters and attend the International Woodfire Conference at STARworks Ceramics Center in Star, NC and the Pre-conference firings in Seagrove at Ben Owen Pottery, Luck’s Ware, and Blue Hen Pottery.
Please enjoy my creations with fire!!
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