Monday, October 2, 2017

ONLINE GALLERY

I have just begun a relationship with Saatchi Art. They get rave reviews for content and business practices. I was impressed with the quality of art that they show so I put a small group of my work up for sale. You can see my profile at Saatchi Art
This is one of the pieces. She is all about change...Ya gotta embrace it or it will run you over like a freight train.

Monday, July 24, 2017

SPONTANEOUS CLAY in MENDOCINO

The waves are crashing, the sun is shining (hopefully) and I'm  inviting you all to be with me for an exciting 4 days...SEPTEMBER 7th through 10th. at the MENDOCINO ART CENTER
here's the link for full workshop info   http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Fall17/Collier.html

Once again, I will be sharing my special tricks for paper clay. It's the perfect clay for beginners because it is so easy to work with and that extra workability also makes it ideal for advanced students to push the envelope on creativity.








Thursday, June 8, 2017

WINE COUNTRY WORKSHOP

JUNE 24th and JUNE 25th...SPECIAL (FREE) DEMO JUNE 23
HEALDSBURG ART CENTER

This will be a lot of fun. I always look forward to sharing what I have learned about paper clay.

PAPERCLAY is the only clay I use and I would like to share my serets with you.  In slab form, it can twisted, folded, torn or stretched to build an evocative sculpture. Even if you are a newcomer to clay, results can be amazing. We also will talk about how I achieve my surface treatments.

All of this happens in Headsburg CA which is a wonderful new art center (as well as the epicenter of Sonoma County wine culture) Lots of galleries, restaurants and wine tasting opportunities.

just go to http://healdsburgcenterforthearts.org/calendar/spontaneous-clay/ for the full info

Friday, March 17, 2017

MOVING ON

Forces beyond my control are causing a change of place for me. Now, that think I about it, it will be a very positive move. In the midst of the packing I felt strongly about bringing this piece to life...somehow, within all the chaos of my life, this piece took shape and made it through the firing process. It's about moving forward and the title is...Straight on Till Morning.
 
 


Thursday, January 19, 2017

CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER

It's mid January and even sunny California is cold and wet. I'm trying out some ideas in maquette form and the clay feels like creamy (sticky) peanut butter. It comes out of the bag that way. How does the clay inside the bag know that it's cold and wet everywhere?