For three decades, nationally renowned ceramist Anne Hirondelle has pushed the boundaries of traditional pottery, producing beautiful works that appear warmly alive and visually engaging. From her early majestic urns to her architectural impulse for sedate forms to her bright ropes of clay coiling to the sky, she keeps exploring new possibilities without rejecting the traditions of her chosen material.
Hirondelle's Port Townsend, Washington, studio is the nexus of her creative and imaginative life. The works she has produced in that space have been exhibited in numerous one-person shows throughout the United States. Among the many museums whose collections include her work are the Crocker Art Museum; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Tacoma Art Museum; and the White House Collection housed at the William J. Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Jo Lauria is a curator and design historian. Her most recent publications are Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects and California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style. She lives in the Los Angeles area. Jake Seniuk is an artist and executive director of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and Webster Woods Art Park.
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