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      Window Show Artist for July 2019 in Independence

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      July 20, 2019

      Saturday  11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (daily for 27 times)

      184 S. Main Street
      Independence, Oregon 97351

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      Window Show Artist for July 2019

      Sandy Houtman is our Window Show artists for the month of July 2019. She has displayed her vibrant ceramics at River Gallery for several years.

      Since 1967, I have had my hands in clay. About 10 years ago I started working in porcelain and I’ve found it a challenge but also a gift. The whiteness of the fired clay and it’s silky texture as I work with it are both reasons I enjoy using this pristine clay. 
      The work you see here has been carved when the clay is like hard butter.  A black underglaze is applied to the entire surface, allowed to dry and then it is wiped away and finally scraped away to get the completely white surface areas. The red glaze is a copper red called Ox Blood.  These reds are somewhat difficult to attain as the firing atmosphere needs to be reduced (removal of oxygen) and the glaze must be applied thick enough to give a good red. There are often losses due to placement of the pot in the kiln, too much oxygen in one area of the kiln or not quite enough glaze….or too much and it runs!

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits

      This event repeats daily for 27 times:

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