Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Fundamental Power with a Purpose- Artist as Collector

Delaware based artist Karen Berstler is this week's guest blogger for our Artist as Collector Series.
Carole Fox
Ceramic bowl
5.5" x 2"

I purchased this ceramic bowl by Carole Fox at the Newark Arts Alliance. She is a fantastic artist who works out of her home studio in Elkton, MD. 

I have always loved pottery, stoneware or ceramics. The idea of something "permanent" being made from wet clay or earth has always appealed to me. And the fundamental, elemental creative power at work when an artist uses clay from the earth and her hands as the tools is infinitely moving and inspiring to me. There is something magical and pure in the creating of it. 

Carole's pieces are simple in design but flawless in execution. They are sophisticated pieces of art that you get to use in daily life.

Karen Berstler is an artist living and working in Delaware. She calls her watercolor paintings of people, and most often children "kinetic portraits," because she likes to use poses and compositions that are contrived and almost candid, capturing the genuine nature of her subjects.

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