ABOUT MARGO

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My work is defined by a love for nature’s explosive color palettes and my fascination with deep-sea life. Opportunities to tour international market places and visit tribal village communities further inspire. I love strolling passed perfectly aligned displays of exotic produce and spices and butcher shop’s carefully arranged animal parts displaying head to tail edibles. There is an excitement inside when I see countless designs and color fabrics draped over women, who are walking their local bazaars gathering daily sustenance. These Cultural experiences and my sense of humor, along with, wacky happenstance, encourages me to celebrate the unexpected in life . Clay (“I LOVE DIRT!”)gives me the vehicle to express my left of center personality. The carefully centered wheel thrown forms are intentionally moved off center to give my work a playfulness and celebrative dance like movement. Each piece is one of a kind and cherished like a spirited child asking to be picked up and admired.

I am a self-taught clay artist, first experiencing clay 20+ years ago. After extensive classes and workshops as a member of The Clay Studio, in Philadelphia, the Baltimore Clay Works, The Main Line Art Center and Perkins Center for the Arts I became a studio potter at the Pomona Clay Studio in Haddonfield NJ. I’m also a member of the Main Line Raku Guild in Haverford Pa, and the Potter’s Council, an international organization.

I work with commercially manufactured earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays. I use various firing techniques: electric, gas, raku, saggar and wood. To create my surface designs I layer clay slips and underglazes using wax resist and mono printing techniques.

My purpose is to create unique objects that are for everyday use and enjoyment!

inspirations

Inspiration comes from my love of international nature adventure travel. I’ve been fortunate to experience life in a Tanzania Masai tribal village, zip line above the Costa Rica jungle canopies, share the walk ways on the Galapagos islands with 200 year old tortoises, playful foul smelling 1/2 ton seals, blue footed boobies and 8 foot long iguanas . I’ve experienced medical mission works in Andhra Pradesh, India, the farming regions in south east India and walked the terrain of Manchu Picchu with the spirits of the Inca Indians in Peru. I am grateful for these cultural experiences. They have been my fuel for creative expression!

Village women dressed in their best

Village children ready and excited

In nature

sacred cow

Colocasia Gigantea (Thailand Giant)

News and Events


margo Event2 - Feb-03-2015

Since 2008 Pomona clay studio has been creating one of a kind wheel thrown ceramics that are altered and decorated with clay slips and underglazes. In 2015 I am focusing on terra cotta earthenware using rich color palettes that reference tribal fabri


Margo Event1 - Feb-02-2015

My work is defined by a love for nature’s explosive color palettes and my fascination with deep-sea life. Opportunities to tour international market places and visit tribal village communities further inspire.


From The Blog


woodfired photos   - Posted on Feb-09-2015 - Comments

Photos at my last woodfiing, spring 2014


Pomona Clay Studio   - Posted on Feb-02-2015 - Comments

I am a self-taught clay artist, first experiencing clay 20+ years ago.


Margo   - Posted on Jan-26-2015 - Comments

My work is defined by a love for nature’s explosive color palettes and my fascination with deep-sea life. Opportunities to tour international market places and visit tribal village communities further inspire. I love strolling passed perfectly aligned displays of exotic produce and spices and butcher shop’s carefully arranged animal parts displaying head to tail edibles.