Upcoming exhibition and workshop at Plinth Gallery – Mary Fisher

PLINTH GALLERY
 
Mary Fischer
“The Architecture of Space”
 
“Flaming Roof”  Mary Fischer                      
                            
Please join us for an opening reception with the Artist
 
First Friday, August 2, 6-9pm
 
Exhibition on display through September 29
Mary Fischer’s ceramic forms are reminiscent of the land 
settled by her great-grandparents
and where Fischer grew up. Her sculptures of barns, water towers,
granaries and other farm buildings are influenced by her surroundings on
the Texas landscape. Fischer has always been fascinated with buildings and architecture
“I’ve been interested in buildings and photographing buildings and
reading architectural magazines ever since I can remember”. Fischer’s
constructions are all hand built from slabs and extruded sections of
clay. Using a paper maquette as a pattern, she assembles the clay parts
much like, “playing with Legos. The more pieces there are to play with,
the more ideas there are to explore.” Mary began her studies in ceramics
at an arts center in Austin, TX after returning from a tour with the
Air Force as an Intelligience Officer. She has been an exhibitor at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival
in Denver for the last seven years, and now we are delighted to
showcase her unique yet familiar ceramic constructions at Plinth
Gallery. Please join us for our opening reception with the artist on
First Friday, August 2nd, from 6-9pm.                              “Covered Silo” Mary Fischer
Mary Fischer Workshop: “Printing on Clay”  August 3-4
In
this two-day workshop, Mary will demonstrate her process of
handbuilding, printing images on clay and using ceramic stains and
slips. Techniques include use of plexiglass plates to transfer images,
using printed images from magazines or other sources, image manipulation
using Photoshop,
and use of paper or fabric to transfer images similar to a monoprint. 
There will be discussion and demonstration of correct pigment
formulation, and plenty of time for hand-on practice of the
techniques.   
Class size is limited and registration is first-come, first served. Fee of $250 includes all materials, and lunch catered by Fuel Cafe.  Participants can receive graduate credit through Adams State University.  Check our website for more information and contact us to register.