Rosalyn Parhams' Profile

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My first exposure to arts and crafts began with my mother's creative abilities with hand crafted items for family and church fundraisers in our community in Newark, New Jersey. I went on to study graphic design at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now residing in California, I have discovered my passion for clay and established a studio in my Fairfield home. My pottery and sculptures are fired at cone 5 (2200 degrees F) or cone 10 (2360 degrees F) in an electric kiln.

My ceramic art is inspired by the mysticism of folk art, religious iconography, and ancient artifacts of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. I visit historic sites and museum collections to connect with ancient peoples and their abilities to reach supernatural realms through their cermonial objects. Most of my pottery is highly textured and in my scultpures I enjoy combining ceramics with found…

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  • Female
  • Joined April 14, 2009

Favorite materials

ceramics, mixed media, cone 5 clay, cone 10 clay, glazes

About

My first exposure to arts and crafts began with my mother's creative abilities with hand crafted items for family and church fundraisers in our community in Newark, New Jersey. I went on to study graphic design at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Now residing in California, I have discovered my passion for clay and established a studio in my Fairfield home. My pottery and sculptures are fired at cone 5 (2200 degrees F) or cone 10 (2360 degrees F) in an electric kiln.

My ceramic art is inspired by the mysticism of folk art, religious iconography, and ancient artifacts of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. I visit historic sites and museum collections to connect with ancient peoples and their abilities to reach supernatural realms through their cermonial objects. Most of my pottery is highly textured and in my scultpures I enjoy combining ceramics with found objects in a style that is reminiscent of tribal art. As our ancestors relied on clay to make vessels for cooking, storage, and worship, I desire to create ceramic art that has a spiritual aesthetic and creates a bridge to our past.

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