Villareal Ceramics is on her way to Tucson Arizona this summer, but she is taking the time to donate this beautiful bird box to our Heart at Work Auction! She is a graduate from the Oregon College of Art & Craft and I was an artist in residence at the Mendocino art center in California.
Her work centers around themes of home and comfort, escape and longings. She says that roses, houses, ladders and birds help symbolize these feelings.
Each piece is made with slabs of clay and then folded and cut to create different forms. The surface of each piece contains many textures from my tools or from my fingertips, Each piece is made to have a unique personality or story.
Thank-you so much for donating!
- Oh give me just one day to free my mind,to create to listen, to walk, to quiet my soul,to cool down,to carry on~ My photographs and other artworks are inspired by the wonder, simplicity and quietude of every day life. In every photograph,sketch, painting or textile piece, I hope to capture the spirit, the mood, the song of my subjects. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. My creative spirit awakened when I moved to Northwest Montana where there was plenty of room to roam with my camera and places to be alone with nature and its inhabitants. All my photographs are professionally printed by acclaimed Bozeman, MT artist/ photographer Rob Outlaw on archival quality fine art paper. My frames are custom built by artist Richard Moore of Wind and Snow Art Gallery in Polson, MT.