Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Diane Kempler

Root Maidens (earthenware) glazed and unglazed

detail of Celebrations
Celebrations of the House

Ceramicist, Diane Kempler, likes to work mostly with human form and enjoys its connection to nature. Thorn, root and leaf forms are often combined with the figure. She first encountered ceramics while working at a crafts center in MA, (a native of New York) after college, and found it was what she wanted to do with her life. She stopped working as a studio artist for a while and took a job as director of a puppetry arts center museum while she continued to teach. But after 8 years she returned to ceramics with a new vision and energy. Her work is all sculptural and focuses mostly on the abstracted human torso. She often uses elements of nature such as tree forms, root shapes, or other green growth. (Tommy Simpson and William Bennett Seitz)


Leslie Avon Miller said...

This is great work. Thank you so much. The human form is a subject that always calls to me. I came here from Jeane's blog.

artslice said...

Hi Leslie
Yes, she is very inspiring - you're welcome! You have a great blog... I will be visiting it often. Thanks for stopping by!