Vicki Grant of Claytree Fine Arts is a multi-media artist with clay as the base. She shows her work in several galleries across the country, as well as a juried show, Celebration of Fine Art, in Scottsdale, AZ.
About the Artist
I graduated from the University of Maryland School of Architecture and have been practicing architecture for over 25 years. The focus of my work, be it Architecture or Art, has been towards creating visual experiences that engage the viewer both intellectually and emotionally.
Description of Process
“I have always felt that the most amazing forms, structure, color and textures are found within nature and that exposure to these elements have been my inspiration and teacher.” Sketching is the inception of the thought; It brings an idea to a page that then allows me to move forward to transform the clay to reflect the original conceptual thought. After firing, oil pigments are hand applied, layer after layer, until the final patina of rich hues is achieved. My studio is filled with interesting natural objects. Porcupine quills, fossils, stones, feathers, wood and shells are incorporated into the piece, again enriching the visual and intellectual experience.