Wendy Durand (Ceramic Artist) - for artful living and artful giving
"There is something calming and centering about clay. It fully allows me to express who I am in my creations. My work has evolved over time from wheel-thrown vases and jars to sculptural and functional handbuilt work. It wasn't until I discovered hand-building that I found what allowed me the most creativity and finally gave a voice to my work.
The hallmarks of my work are color, unusual exaggerated shapes, clean lines and texture. In each piece I create, I strive to find elegance and refinement. The creation of ceramic art, whether a "pot" or a sculpture, involves both technical skill and creativity, but for me, there is nothing quite like the joy of immersing myself in clay and attempting to make something beautiful from it. I want people to want to touch my work and for my work to touch them."
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
American Made Show, 2015
Niche Award Finalist, 2013 and 2014
Great Handmade Valentine's Day Gifts, 2014
Giftware News magazine ("Double Agents"), 2013
Art Image Magazine, 2013
"Best of Houzz" award, 2013
Featured Artist, 2013 Arts Business Institute
"I Love the 'Burg", Featured Artist, 2013
Great Handmade Mother's Day Gifts, 2013
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