If you have read my “About” page, you know I have no plan for this blog other than to write whatever comes into my head, so here goes.
I am lucky enough to have two studios: One in my home in the foothills outside of Fort Collins, CO and one in town. My in-town studio is in the Poudre River Arts Center (PRAC), a re-purposed warehouse on the edge of the historic “Old Town” district of Fort Collins. Our studios were designed to be a very small imitation of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA. Upstairs we have 14 studios surrounding a wide hall. The studios have windows facing the hall so visitors can watch what the artists are doing. Downstairs, we have a small gallery and a room that we plan to make into a classroom. Our next-door neighbors in the same building are the “Center for Fine Art Photography” and a coffee shop.
This month is the PRAC’s fourth anniversary and, to celebrate, the gallery is featuring work by the resident artists. I had a hard time deciding what to put in the show, but finally settled on three small shadow boxes containing work from earlier periods in my 16-year love affair with polymer clay. A fourth box holds a piece I did specifically for the show.
The picture to the right shows the boxes on the wall. The work is behind glass, so you can’t see it very well.
The contents of the boxes are pictured below. The pieces are “Tidepool Series”, “Shoreline Series” , “Desert and Meadow”, and “Sporocarps” (my new piece). If you would like to read about these pieces or view larger images of the individual pieces, visit my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/carol_simmons/