Elaine Bolz

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I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I received a BFA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in painting. I then studied and worked in ceramics for five years in Seattle, Washington. I had a studio in Massachusetts for ten years and moved to New Mexico in 1987. My work has been represented in galleries, invitational and juried shows nationwide for over 35 years.

The pieces are sculpted out of white earthenware clay. After being bisque-fired, they are airbrushed and painted with under-glazes. This involves at least two more firings, sometimes more. After this, a thin coat of transparent glaze is applied and they are fired for a final time.

I use forms and imagery from nature, including the human figure, which I adapt to fit my needs and whims. I have a love of color and texture. My goal is to create sculptural work in which the natural world is viewed as marvelous and beautiful; as something to be honored and protected. My desire is to produce pieces that have beauty, fantasy and an element of soft surprise