Second Saturday Artist Series: Cathy Broski
- Saturday, May 12, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Bracker's Good Earth Clays, 1831 E 1450 Rd, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
Second Saturday Artist Series demonstrations feature a different artist each month and are held on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to 3 pm at Bracker's Good Earth Clays in Lawrence, KS. FREE and open to the public - potters and pottery enthusiasts alike. No need to RSVP, just show up on the Second Saturday of each month and stay for as long as you'd like. Cathy Broski, our May artist, finds her work steeped in archetypal and personal symbolism. Figures, houses, boats and pottery are all vessels to contain things we hold dear, and sometimes those things we would cast off. She chooses these forms to work with because they have several levels of meaning she finds intriguing to explore. The surfaces reflect her experience and attitude. In her words, "I love the idea of found objects, because of their wear and marks of their journeys. I see people in much the same way. When I go to a museum or a home and see these objects put into a special environment they are reborn. To accomplish this in my own work, I use a layering technique. "By using the figure as a three-dimensional canvas, the eye will travel completely around the surface. This helps to enhance the pattern or surprise in a story. Each piece begins on the potter’s wheel or with slabs. The pieces grow with the application of coils or additional slabs. When each piece is completed, I carve the surface and let it dry. The base color is applied and fired. Once the first firing is complete, I apply and wipe off a combination of terra sigilattas, slips, stains and glazes, then fire again. This process is repeated until I achieve the desired effect. "Presently I am represented by numerous galleries, teach many pottery classes, instruct workshops, sell at art fairs, and have been published in several ceramic periodicals. In 2000, my husband and I built my studio right outside our backdoor." Cathy’s Second Saturday will focus on sectional hand built construction techniques, figurative sculptures, and much more.