If you haven't seen Michelle's work in many places, it's because it sells about as fast as she can create it. On Thursday, January 14, Michelle demonstrated how she sculpts one of her masks on a leaf form. Each mask is uniquely sculpted by hand and and receives multiple glazes to achieve brilliance of color and depth.
Michelle says of her work:
"My pieces are all inspired by the natural wonder God created all around me in the beautiful little costal town of Brookings, Oregon where I live. This town is known as the "Banana Belt" of the Oregon Coast, making it ideal for the leaves and flowers I use in my work.
I strive to make pieces of art which are high in quality, very unique and yet affordable. I have always been attracted to gallery quality art when enjoying the work of other artists, and have driven myself to only present pottery which is comparable in quality, yet still affordable for the average person."
Michelle will be at the Brookings Art and Chocolate Festival on February 13 and 14 with some special new creations. You can also see more of her work on her website: www.evpottery.com