Cirrelda Snider-Bryan's Profile

About

Clay and illustration = tiles that bring pictures honoring the wild in our lives, to accent sites both inside and out.

I started learning about clay as a youngster in Tulsa at Philbrook Art Center. In mid and high school and at the University of New Mexico, exploration continued. Bags of clay and tools were moved whenever I moved.

When we settled down in Alameda in 1985, I built an 8x12 foot shed open to the backyard, inspired by "Pot Hollow," the place for clay at Ghost Ranch. Years later I would have my nephew create a sign for it, "Pot Hollow South" when I began to teach clay classes there in earnest: "cirrelda's clases de clay."

I have drawn into clay, incorporated texture, utilized combinations of Duncan, Mayco, Amaco, Laguna, Coyote glazes. Inspired by Giorgini's "Handmade Tiles" book in the late 90's, I…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 11
  • Joined October 26, 2009

Favorite materials

Clay and Paper, Forks and Combs, Brushes and Metal Pens and pencils

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Cirrelda's Tiles :::: La Alameda Press

About

Clay and illustration = tiles that bring pictures honoring the wild in our lives, to accent sites both inside and out.

I started learning about clay as a youngster in Tulsa at Philbrook Art Center. In mid and high school and at the University of New Mexico, exploration continued. Bags of clay and tools were moved whenever I moved.

When we settled down in Alameda in 1985, I built an 8x12 foot shed open to the backyard, inspired by "Pot Hollow," the place for clay at Ghost Ranch. Years later I would have my nephew create a sign for it, "Pot Hollow South" when I began to teach clay classes there in earnest: "cirrelda's clases de clay."

I have drawn into clay, incorporated texture, utilized combinations of Duncan, Mayco, Amaco, Laguna, Coyote glazes. Inspired by Giorgini's "Handmade Tiles" book in the late 90's, I began transferring my drawings to press forms - plaster at first, then switching to bisque-fired clay for the form.

In answer to a friend's request to create tiles for her wooden raised garden beds, the drawings for the series "Garden Companions" were started.

At the creation of this Etsy site, my involvement it a community mosaics project takes up much of my creative time. The "Protect Our Wildlife Corridors Community Mosaic" has a page on Facebook, fyi!

These fine clay and tile organizations support me through my membership ...
Handmade Tile Association
http://handmadetileassociation.org/index.html
Mosaic New Mexico
http://www.mosaicnewmexico.com/#!cirrelda-snider-bryan/c1sg2
New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists http://nmpca.onefireplace.org/
Tile Heritage Foundation
http://www.tileheritage.org/TileHeritage-home.html

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