Fine Art Ceramics
Journaling in Clay

I think of each 6 x 8 inch ceramic piece as a page of my journal. I try to create a reflection all of my life experiences, my subconscious, my unconscious, and of my mood at the time. Journaling in clay has had an instant effect on my life for the better. The process of creating heals, nourishes, and renews my soul. It helps me to stay balanced and promotes serenity in my life. It is exciting to see what each new day will reveal.

I like to think about...the common thread that links all of humanity, innate symbols, how we perceive, the effects of past on the present and the future, the relationship between the subatomic and the cosmic, puzzles and the way many small things create a larger whole, wabi-sabi, automatism, the interconnectedness of all nature, and living in the moment just to name a few.

I believe creativity is what makes us human, makes us happy, and ensures a better future. I hope to inspire others to create through painting, sculpting, music, dance, writing, theater, singing, photography or any other type of art. I think process art (art that focuses on the process or act of creating and not the end product) is a way to dispel fears of creating and promote enjoyment.

Some of the artists I admire are...Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Hans Jean Arp, Wassily Kandinsky, Richard Serra, Ellsworth Kelly, Ruth Duckworth, Andy Goldsworthy, Mark Rothko, Eva Hesse, and Louise Nevelson.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1991 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an emphasis on sculpture. I sell my work at galleries, shops, and art fairs. I am thankful every day that I am an artist.

 I have loved to making one of a kind works of art in clay since 1993.  These are a few of my past favorite creations.     

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tina.schowalter@yahoo.com

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