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Fine Art



by Eric Serritella '85

Eric's "Sassy Birch Teapot" is entirely hand carved from stoneware first thrown on the potter’s wheel. It was inspired by a lifelong love of trees and the “big birch we dine under outdoors all summer long.”

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By Mary Jo Novotny Durand ‘71

"Luncheon" was conceptualized in 2006 and completed in 2008 and depicts a traditional birthday luncheon at which close friends share advice and support. The women, sitting only 8" tall, were a very difficult scale to work on — especially their faces. The tool used most effectively was an orange stick designed for...

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by Darah Clatworthy Bull ‘84

The outer and inner spaces of my work are inspired by nature’s random beauty. The ever-changing celestial sky is a perfect example of this: the clouds, moon, sun, and stars take on different qualities of light, color, and mood due to atmospheric changes – as do my glazes in the kiln! By layering glazes that flow freely in the firing...

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by Lauren Acton '82

My work involves breaking down the figure/ground so it becomes abstract. "Cityscape'"has a geometric, active merging of background and foreground. It is part of my latest series of streetwalkers and urbanscapes that are camouflaged so that they form a cohesive whole.

— Lauren Acton

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by Nakisha VanderHoeven '91

My work comes from a desire to make things. I have always been inspired to re-create what I see and convey what I feel through images. I feel that passionate emotion is often best portrayed by things being unrealistically bent or perspective being a little skewed.

I love experimenting with color and am attracted to objects and beautiful...

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