Elaine Bolz, decorative

and sculptural ceramic





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I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I received a BFA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in painting, and then studied ceramics for five years in Seattle, Washington.

I had a studio in Massachusetts for ten years and moved to New Mexico in 1987. Here, I have a studio in Corrales with a small gallery of my work in front which is open to the public. I have had my work represented in galleries and in invitational and juried shows nationwide for more than thirty-five years.

My pieces are slab-built and sculpted using white earthenware clay. After the first firing, they are airbrushed and painted with underglazes and glaze, involving at least two more firings.

I use forms and imagery from nature, including the human figure, which I adapt to fit my needs and whims, and I have a love of color and texture. My goal is to create work in which the natural world is viewed as marvelous and beautiful; as something to be honored and protected. My desire is to produce pieces that have beauty, fantasy, and an element of soft surprise.