I like making the most basic functional pottery shapes, and taking them out of the ordinary. I alter the basic shapes of cups, bowls, platters, tea pots to make them more interesting, add various textures, and finish them with pleasing color combinations. I want these lovingly crafted pieces to give pleasure when they are put to use.
As a schoolchild, I hated art class. I couldn't draw and I wasn't creative. I liked math and sciences. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Nursing, and worked at Walter Reed for 3 years as a Captain in the Army. While living in Germany, I went to the base Arts and Crafts Center and found that I liked working with clay. After moving to Oregon, I took art classes at Oregon State. When my husband was sent back to Germany, I became the Director of the base Arts and Crafts Center. Since returning from Germany, I've been a full time potter. As a member of the Oregon Potters Association, I've exhibited for ten years at their annual "Showcase" My floral pottery line has been carried in over 150 galleries nationwide.
Examples of Elaine Walzl's Artwork
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