Shanna Wheelock's Profile

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I am an artist living in a rural fishing village in the easternmost town in the United States, Lubec, Maine. I studied fine arts/ceramics in college and earned my BFA in 1993. Since that time, I have established a studio, Cobscook Pottery and Fiber Arts, which I open to the public in the summer. I most often work with oxidation firing/stoneware pottery, but occasionally fire up the raku kiln. My ceramic work is greatly influenced by my deep-felt connection to nature, spirit, and myth. My work also bends toward social/political themes. My appreciation of Japanese pottery and culture, I hope, comes through in my work as well.

My other love is weaving. Similar themes to my clay run through my fiber creations. I enjoy working with lush yarns and raw wools, and consider weaving my meditation. I most often work on small lap-size tapestry looms, but also work on two…

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  • Born on July 22
  • Joined March 8, 2009

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clay, fiber, and anything messy

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I am an artist living in a rural fishing village in the easternmost town in the United States, Lubec, Maine. I studied fine arts/ceramics in college and earned my BFA in 1993. Since that time, I have established a studio, Cobscook Pottery and Fiber Arts, which I open to the public in the summer. I most often work with oxidation firing/stoneware pottery, but occasionally fire up the raku kiln. My ceramic work is greatly influenced by my deep-felt connection to nature, spirit, and myth. My work also bends toward social/political themes. My appreciation of Japanese pottery and culture, I hope, comes through in my work as well.

My other love is weaving. Similar themes to my clay run through my fiber creations. I enjoy working with lush yarns and raw wools, and consider weaving my meditation. I most often work on small lap-size tapestry looms, but also work on two larger looms that I built myself. My Story Loom is made out of beaver sticks that were collected from my childhood home, and the Earth Loom is a nine foot high outdoor loom constructed of cedar logs and is used primarily for group weaving.

I love what I do and feel incredibly grateful for this life that I live.

To learn more about me, catch a glimpse into my life, check out my blog at:
www.shannawheelock.blogspot.com

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