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Mary Ann Leigh

Unique Ceramic Artwork



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"Lani Reigns"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

24" H x 12" W

$1,500


REIGN VESSELS by Mary Ann Leigh. The bottles were first made as a challenge to create ceramic artwork to fit the theme, “Listening to the Ocean.” These statuesque, regal, and feminine vessels project strength, grace, and elegance. In all times and all cultures, those qualities require adornment.




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"Hana Rain"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$255

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"Undawada"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$255


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"Banyan Reigns"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$1,500

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"Mountain Mist"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$1,500


Adornment: something graceful, powerful, and sweeping, moving and in position to show their own reigning motion. I set to work making ceramic beads of different shapes and sizes to be placed on braids and worked into each vessel. When done and dry, the pieces and beads are bisque fired to 1728 degrees. Then I carefully apply stains and glazes to each piece and its beads to create the environmental theme of each one. After, pieces are gas fired with reduction to 2350 degrees. Then, the beads are worked into the cording and woven into the vessel.

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"Sandy"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$255

 


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"Pineapple Prince"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$255

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"Wailea Whirlpool"

Kiln Fired Glazed Clay

$255


ABOUT Mary Ann Leigh

History, Creation, and Use by Mary Ann Leigh -

he bottles were first made as a challenge to create ceramic artwork to fit the theme, “Listening to the Ocean.” Planning – the architecture, the engineering – those are always the joyous puzzles I face. Always experimenting with clay, glazes and technique, I decided to build unusual bottles. They had to be hand built with undulating and spiraling curves like the ocean receding after a wave crashes on the sand, or the spray of a playful splash, or the delicate wake left by a paddle. As I worked and they took their shape, wider on one side; then stature, the waves and spirals worked their way up; and finally the neck, when each required the collar turn pose at the top that enhanced their undulations; I realized the strength and power they carried. I wanted these statuesque, regal, and feminine vessels to project strength, grace, and elegance. In all times and all cultures, those qualities require adornment, so, after weeks of thinking, and finally a serendipitous moment, I realized I was able to oblige. Adornment: something graceful, powerful, and sweeping, moving and in position to show their own reigning motion. I set to work making ceramic beads of different shapes and sizes to be placed on braids and worked into each vessel.

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Alesia Ku'ulei Chow, Director
Hana Coast Gallery

P.O. Box 565
Hana, HI 96713
808.248.8636

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