Gallery Artist and Owner of Wonderland Clayworks
About the Artist
Working in clay allows my hands to move freely, creating a passage to illustrate emotion. I approach my ceramic forms and surfaces with a playful exploration of altering, texturing, carving, and glazing techniques. Whimsical imagery is freehandedly carved into the surface of a wheel thrown pot using a Japanese inlay technique called Mishima. Hand painted under glaze accents highlight the illustrative design, creating a narrative that is reminiscent of a storybook. Clay vessels are a blank page, awaiting the carved ‘doodle’. The ceramic form is also a foundation to inlay texture, to poke, prod and alter basic form- introducing a sense of play with colorful glazes and stains. Each piece begins as a basic recognizable form of function and shifts into an object of curiosity, evoking that sense of childlike wonderment. My forms shape and shift into objects that take on a personality of their own and deliver an experience of joy as they are used in daily life.
of Boo Radford
About the Artist
Meditative process has always been central to Brieanna Radford's work. In Los Angeles and New York she began creating inside galleries. She moved to the Gunnison Valley and into a new style of whimsical stippled illustration and mandala river stones. These playful pieces inspired her line, Boo Radford, a collection of whimsically meditative stones, tattoos, games and more!
Pursuing two dreams at once, Brieanna is creating installation shows for galleries, and managing her whimsical line, Boo Radford. When she is not in the studio, you can find her wandering the forests, paints and river stones in hand.