Creativity has been the lifelong gambit for each of us. Kay decided to learn a different art media for each decade of her life, Jennifer has established her thriving ceramic business, and Liz has dedicated her energies to teaching and sharing here love of textile art. Our interest in clay, wood, and fiber are the current reflections of our artistic explorations.
Making art is like breathing for us. Sometimes it is slow and steady, like a meditation. Other times it’s like a catch in your throat, when you have a new idea. This show is mostly the latter, because there have been so many startling ideas and possibilities. We want you to experience the breathlessness of art like we have.
The Creative Gambit expresses both some risk and our confidence that we could do interesting work together, producing one of a kind multimedia pieces that we never would have created on our own.
Creative processes are always a challenge. Merging the disparate medias of clay, fiber, and wood was also a challenge. We decided to make three collaborative pieces that were outside of our comfort zones. Jennifer, the ceramic artist, would design the wall piece; Kay, the wood turner, a 3-D still life; and Liz a floor sculpture. Then we decided on a color scheme, a motif, and discussed hot to bring them all together. We each make parts for the others and left it up to them on how to combine and present the finished work. We discovered that communication was extremely important. As visual artists, we all grew in our ability to verbally convey our ideas, which resulted in some very complex art pieces.
If you are wonderfully delighted when you visit this show, then we have succeeded in our creative gambit.
If you are interested in our work in the future, please contact us at:
Jennifer Hanson: spinningstarstudios.com or Spinning Star Studio on Instagram
Kay Liggett: ridgewaystudios.org
Liz Kettle: lizkettle on Instagram or Liz Kettle on Facebook.