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Symbolic imagery on clay plates by

Elizabeth Ohlson

March 2 - 30, 2023

"Meet the Artist" Reception will be held:

Friday, March 10, 7pm - 8:30pm

The Artist...

You may remember Art Quilter Elizabeth Ohlson from her 2019 show here at the Ocean City Art Center. She shared her Kaleidoscope Quilts at that time, and if you had a chance to talk with her, you probably learned of her enthusiasm and joy in her work as an Art Quilter.  Before Art Quilting she had been a potter from 1970 to 2000. In the Fine Arts program at the University of Kansas (BFA in Ceramics), she became competent in throwing teapots, plates, coffee mugs and the usual functional pottery. Additionally, she built her own Raku kiln and a Cone 9 (High fire) gas kiln, and stocked her at home pottery with potter’s wheels, clay, and a vast supply of chemicals for mixing glazes.

In 1980 she attended a workshop at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. In two weeks’ time she moved from the world of functional pottery to being able to use her artistic skill and imagination in new and more satisfying ways. In the first week she learned to throw the unusual plate forms on display in this show. In the second week her eyes were opened to more creative possibilities using air-brushing techniques. 

The Artist's Work...

Each flat plate became a canvas for experimentation.  The plates on display in this show were wheel thrown, bisque fired, decorated and fired a second time. Hopefully you will enjoy this unusual display.

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