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THROUGH THE EYES OF A COLLECTOR
Group Show

February 3, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Saturday February 3, 3 - 5pm




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Artwork

My work invites touch, like a stone plucked from a riverbed I love pots that are smooth in the hand but have a rugged, natural beauty. I observe a constant erosion and evaporation that takes place in my daily environment.I strive for layers of visual depth combining slip, glaze and texture to recall this geological wearing. Traditional utilitarian forms are the vocabulary for my investigation, surfaces are a combination of historic patterns and motifs mixed with the vibrancy and life of midcentury abstract expressionist paintings.

Ritual and habit inform my studio practice. Art, work and play exist in all aspects of life.
I begin my day with tea; boil the water, strain, pour and savor. That rhythm carries throughout my day whether chopping onions or wedging clay. Make something, use it, let it inform your life, make more.

Michael Ashley

Large Red Vessel
32 x 14 x 14 in.  
Earthenware

Medium Green and Bronze Jar
26 x 15 x 14 in.  
Earthenware

Large Texture Vessel
32 x 18 x 18 in.  
Earthenware

Platter, 20in
2 x 20.5 x 20.5 in.  
Earthenware

Platter, 27in
2.75 x 27 x 27 in.  
Earthenware
 Sold

Platter, 25in
3 x 25 x 25 in.  
Earthenware

Trio of Cups

Ceramic

Drinking Vessel
3.75 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.  
Earthenware

Teabowl
3.5 x 3.75 x 3.75 in.  
Earthenware

Wine Cup
3.25 x 3 x 3 in.  
Earthenware