The haunting beauty of porcelain – Clare Twomey’s Piece by Piece @ Gardiner Museum

3 original figurines 6 makers 2,000 replica statuettes Artist Clare Twomey’s remarkable, interactive exhibit Piece by Piece is on now at the Gardiner Museum. Inspired by the museum’s commedia dell’arte collection, Twomey and five other makers created molds of three figurines (Leda, Harlequin and Scaramouche) and produced 2,000 statuettes. The three originals stand in raisedContinue reading “The haunting beauty of porcelain – Clare Twomey’s Piece by Piece @ Gardiner Museum”

Transformed by clay & fire

Back in the spring, I attended a sculpture exhibition of works created by students of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic art therapy group at the Gardiner Museum. While there, I had the opportunity to view the work and speak with a few of the participants, women survivors of violence and abuse, about their work andContinue reading “Transformed by clay & fire”

See Us Rise Hear Us Roar – hands on clay as healing process

I had the opportunity to attend an extraordinary sculpture exhibit at the Gardiner Museum last night: See Us Rise Hear Us Roar. The work is the result of an 11-week long sculpture class – a partnership between the Gardiner and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. A response to a previous exhibit Out of the MudContinue reading “See Us Rise Hear Us Roar – hands on clay as healing process”