Santa Fe Clay is pleased to exhibit two functional potters. "CONSONANCE" features Charity Davis-Woodard and Gwendolyn Yoppolo. Each woman will show a variety of pots in her own distinctive style.
Charity Davis-Woodard is a studio potter in Edwardsville Illinois. Her pieces are subtle, sweet and understated. Their strong form and structure is enhanced by a sensitivity to surface and detail. Her porcelain pieces are wood fired, and pop with matt and muted soothing colors that showcase the often-complex surface treatments.
Gwendolyn Yoppolo is currently a resident at the Archie Bray Foundation, in Helena, MT. Her work, while grounded and functional, appears to be floating on soft gentle clouds. The subtle pastel glazes enhance the gentle curvaceous forms of her pots.
There is a quiet graceful appeal to both of these talented women’s artwork. Their work will entice the viewer to not only take in the beauty with their eyes, but also to touch the soft surfaces and enjoy the undulating curves. Charity and Gwendolyn create one of a kind pieces that are satisfying to hold and intended to be used.
This two-woman show will be presented in conjunction with our exhibition “2010 Summer Workshop Artists’ Preview”. The artists included in this show are: Katheryn Finnerty, Jerilyn Virden, Ayumi Horie, Andy Brayman, Esther Shimazu, Pamela Earnshaw Kelly, Judith Condon, Steven Roberts, Brad Schwieger and Kate MacDowell.
(Images: Charity Davis - Woodard, Bowl with Curving Rim , 4.5 x 7.5 x 7; Gwendolyn Yoppolo, Juicer with pouring bowl , 5 x 9 x 6; Copyright of the artists and Santa Fe Clay)