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I've been an artist my entire life. My ceramic sculpture, drawings and paintings have been shown in galleries and museums and have been collected nationally and internationally. I'm pleased to have joined Etsy and hope that you enjoy viewing my ceramic canisters, Tree of Life Candelabras, Raku Vases and Cups. Some of the functional items I sell on Etsy are tests for color and fluidity of different glazes. I keep the tests clean and professional usually ending up with a very nice finished product. Although these pieces are not always my main focus they are fun to do and always informative.

Although I grew up in San Francisco I have lived most of my life amongst the rolling windswept hills of western Sonoma County. It's my love of nature that has always directed both my subject matter and to a large extent my mediums. Flower forms have always graced my work and my intimate relationship with…

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  • Joined August 22, 2011

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ceramics, clay, lead free glazes, raku, artists pastels, acrylics painting

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I've been an artist my entire life. My ceramic sculpture, drawings and paintings have been shown in galleries and museums and have been collected nationally and internationally. I'm pleased to have joined Etsy and hope that you enjoy viewing my ceramic canisters, Tree of Life Candelabras, Raku Vases and Cups. Some of the functional items I sell on Etsy are tests for color and fluidity of different glazes. I keep the tests clean and professional usually ending up with a very nice finished product. Although these pieces are not always my main focus they are fun to do and always informative.

Although I grew up in San Francisco I have lived most of my life amongst the rolling windswept hills of western Sonoma County. It's my love of nature that has always directed both my subject matter and to a large extent my mediums. Flower forms have always graced my work and my intimate relationship with clay began oh so many years ago. Whether in ceramic, painting or pastel nature rides supreme in my heart and mind.

Who could not love raku?. It's use of all the elements of earth, fire, air and water adds a certain alchemy to my work. I have taught raku glazing at my studio in Mexico for over 10 years. I adore Mexico and Mexican art. I have maintained a studio there for 25 years and my use of bright vivid color really developed there and has most certainly been directly influenced by Mexico's colorful houses and dress. I also love Mexican Tree of Life styled candelabras! The Mexican tradition of Trees of Life candelabras have always interested me. I take advantage of this metaphor by using my own personal iconography in place of the standard Adam and Eve narrative so commonly seen. The action of lighting a candle above the content once again breathes a little fire of life into my work. My candelabras and candlesticks have been described as completely magical with the candles lit and other lights are low. They give any room in your house a fun and dramatic mood. Definitely a conversation piece!.

My hand painted glazed canisters are all lead free and a delightful addition to any kitchen. Often I transfer the same imagery used in my paintings and pastel drawings onto my ceramic canisters. Besides being one of kind pieces of art they are a delightful addition to any decor. We spend so much time in our kitchens... so why not add a little art?. I SO hope you enjoy viewing my work. I hope you'll take a little time to give me your own thoughts about my work.

You can see more of my sculptural work and pastels along with my resume on my website:
www.michelemorehouse.com

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