Nature is my muse. The endless variety of color, texture and pattern continues to delight and amaze me. Using an assortment of mediums, I try to convey the essence of my subject and what makes it special to me. Working with a minimal plan frees me to use my intuition in the process. I hope the enthusiasm with which I create my work is evident.
Lisa Barash-Rosario is a graduate of Queens College with a BA in Fine Art and Theatre Design. Professionally, Lisa has worked as a photo stylist and visual merchandising designer in NYC and is now the owner of LBR Home Staging & Design in CT. Lisa has exhibited at the Westport Arts Center, Rowayton Arts Center, White Silo Winery and other venues.
I love what spawns in the friction between what I want the clay to do and what it might rather do. I'm intrigued by what happens when this remarkable material is rolled, bent, stretched, pressed, incised, inlayed, extruded, sliced and put back together. The unintended result, often misread as a mistake and dismissed, usually brims with new ideas.
Hayne is a studio potter in Ivoryton, CT. In school he managed to avoid any academic involvement with clay. In 1992 he quit a perfectly good job at a newspaper to make pots. A frequent workshop presenter, he’s shown work at the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian Craft Show. A board member of Studio Potter journal and Pots on Wheels (POW!).
My silk artwork and metal jewelry celebrate line, texture, color. Each surface offers possibilities to create a visual language. It’s an ongoing process of discovering how ideas, design, and media interact with the surfaces. The final consideration is for my visual language to stimulate conversation, thought, and pleasure on wearable art.
My Journey began in surface design at RISD. At first, I focused on textile design, progressing to applying the same techniques on both fiber and metal. My career includes commissioned work, designing/silk screening fabric for juried craft shows, and working with silk and metals to create wearable art. Presently my work is in local galleries/shops.