Wednesday, May 22, 2019

April Showers bring May Flowers; the Whimsical Ceramic Art of Diana Ryan


My featured show was at Voices Gallery During the third Thursday Corvallis Arts Walk (CAW) this month.  Voices Gallery is an all female collective of 10 local artsits that show during the Corvallis downtown CAW each month.  For this show, I created a body of work in clay and mixed media- fibers and natural found objects. Shown were a series of "petal pots" made using wheel throwing and hand building techniques in porcelain/ paper clay that were fired to cone 6 and then re fired at lower heat with lusters. Additionally displayed were original mixed media paintings and large scale macrame pieces with ceramic elements incorporated. Pictured below are some photos from the show. Thanks again to the students, friends, family and community members who stopped by to see the show!



 Greenware sculptures before bisque
Heart Shaped Bowl with Roses (Detail)
Diana Ryan 2019
NFS


Untitled
Diana Ryan 2019
Wood, Porcelain, hand woven fiber, wire, acrylic
18" x 24"
NFS

Gold Tree
Diana Ryan 2019
16" x 20"
Porcelain and Acrylic on Canvas
$125

"Float"
Diana Ryan 2019
Fiber, paperclay, curly willow, wire
Macrame Measures 32" x 64 (at longest point of fringe)"
Curly Willow Measures 62"
$325

"Drift"
Diana Ryan 2019
fiber, driftwood found on Oregon Coast
18" x 56"
NFS

"Flutter"
Diana Ryan 2019
Fiber, porcelain, curly willow, wire
Macrame Measures 32" x 46"
Curly willow Measures 61"
$275


The Rose
Diana Ryan 2019
9" x 39"
$125

Petal Pot
Diana Ryan 2019
Mid range stoneware with opalescent luster
7" x 6"
*sold*

Crow and Feather Tryptic
Diana Ryan 2019
Paperclay, Acrylic, wire
Tryptic 48" wide x 24" tall
$350

Detail Crow


Small Petal Pot Green Tendrill
Diana Ryan 2019
Mid range porcelain and gold luster
4" x 1.5"
*sold*