Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts returns to the Harlow

Nature Inspires, Influences and Forms Artists’ Work in Clay

 The Harlow Gallery and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts are excited to present their second artist presentation of the summer on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Harlow Gallery, 160 Water Street, in Hallowell. 

The series focuses on trends and trend-setters in ceramic art, and this session will feature artists Eva Champagne (MT) and Amanda Small (Denmark) who invited artists from across the country to a two-week residency at Watershed entitled, N.E.W.—Nature Eight Ways.  While at Watershed, they will investigate repetition and patterns in the natural world and how it inspires, influences and forms the way they work with clay.

Eva Champage is currently the Visiting Artist at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida where she teaches drawing and painting. She has shown and has work in permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe.  In discussing her art, Champagne says, “…a life spent by the sea and an enduring fascination with nature’s forms and processes has resulted in my current body of work.”

Amanda Small is Program Coordinator/Directors Assistant at Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Skaelskor, Denmark. Small’s work explores the correlations between patterns in nature, nature in art, and art in technology, and the evolution of this interface. She states, “Delicate layers arranged in undulating patterns reference internal structures found in nature, biology, and plant life, while discussing the relationships between our selves, our technology, and our subsequent experience of nature and each other. 

The Harlow Gallery has been connecting and celebrating art, artists and community in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963. The gallery is celebrating their 50th anniversary year with a ‘year of community’ featuring  special exhibitions and events. For more information visit harlowgallery.org

For over 25 years, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts has hosted over 1,200 national and international artists, providing them with space and time to work in clay.  Additionally, Watershed provides learning experiences in ceramic arts to students of all ages throughout Maine via the Mudmobile, a ceramic resource in a van.  For more information on how you can bring the Mudmobile to your school, community center or senior center, contact info@watershedceramics.org

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