"In Sight: Observations of the Natural World"
Paintings, Woodblock Prints and Ceramics
by Ellen Corddry and Kathy Swan
June 19 - July 29, 2018
Saturday, July 7 From 2-4 PM
While working in very different styles and media, local artists, Ellen Corddry, with her woodcut prints and watercolors, and Kathy Swan, with her ceramics, both depict the beauty of nature in their work.
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Kathy Swan's stoneware ceramic pieces have a unique botanical aesthetic. Her inspiration comes from a life-long love of plants and gardening, and the natural wooded landscape surrounding her home near the Patapsco State Park. She is continually learning through observation, drawing and research, incorporating her knowledge into her ceramic work using techniques such as slip decoration, sgraffito, sprigs, carving, and painted underglazes. She received a BA in English Literature with a Minor in Art from James Madison University.
See more of her work at www.swanpottery.com.
Ellen Corddry, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, often combines her two favored media by juxtaposing the heavy, black lines of the woodcut with the translucence of watercolor. She likes to create landscapes as well as closeup depictions of natural objects and animals. On January 1, 2017, she was featured in a pop-up exhibit on MPT Artworks. She also illustrated the book, "City on the Sand" by Mary Corddry and the Jim Richardson Boat Building Book. Corddry has exhibited extensively and has received numerous awards.
Over 20 other artists are on display at Artists' Gallery,