Two of our great local artists are Heidi Petersen and Paula Teplitz. Both women are potters, and friends. Each artist approaches clay in her own unique way, but they have similarities, as well. Each artist starts with a hand-built form, as opposed to the more traditional potter’s wheel. Heidi and Paula both have a love of color and texture, but they reach their goals in different ways. Heidi carves into, and then glazes each piece, creating a wonderful tactile experience. Paula’s work, on the other hand, is created by brush and with a delicate hand. She has a knack for catching an expressive figure with just a few simple lines, and each piece is a small work of art.
Paula’s and Heidi’s work can be seen in person here at Firefly. They will also can be found sharing a booth at the annual Templeton Day in the Shade. The show is on Saturday, May 7th, and is a fun way to find some wonderful local artists.
More information can be found here: http://www.templetonchamber.com/day-in-the-shade.html