Please join ceramic artist Malley Weber, from Hallowell Clay Works for an artist slide presentation and talk at the Harlow Gallery on Thursday, July 14th at 7pm.
Weber is a potter, a teacher, a business person, a poet, and performer. She has been digging local clay for her pottery and sculptural work and is currently building a wood-fired kiln that can be supplemented with recycled vegetable oil. Although her work is increasingly labor intensive it shows her commitment to creating a sustainable practice.
Her imaginary and often whimsical characters tell a darker story of death and grief, loss and of the subconscious bubbling forth. Her sculpture and performance work are both deep and raw with emotion. Malley weaves a narrative from her own childhood loss by sharing her experiences of digging into the earth and tapping into a highly intuitive way of creating. Malley’s work is both elemental and ritualistic from the gathering of materials to the mystery of the firing process.
Join us as Malley explains her artistic practice metaphorically through the elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire.
Monthly ArtTalks at the Harlow have been made possible by generous support from The Bank of Maine.
Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery have been made possible by our season sponsors, The Bank of Maine, Dead River Company, Kennebec Savings Bank, and by a generous grant from the Quimby Family Foundation and from the city of Hallowell.