Swan Studios

Workshops

Swan Studios has been honored to host many skilled ceramic artists. Some of the artists are nationally and internationally known. Others are relatively unknown in the ceramic field. They all offer interesting and innovative techniques in both sculpture and functional ceramics. Swan Studios is located near Lincoln, NM in the beautiful foothills of the Capitan Mountains. At the workshops students spend a few days learning and working on new techniques while they enjoy the lovely countryside. The Wortley Hotel, Ellis Store, and Lincoln Works have accommodations available. If you are interested in attending a Swan Studio Workshop, please contact Swan Studios here. Judith Salomon – April 21, 22 & 23 (2017) Joe Bova: Thrown Altered –...

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Functional Pottery

My functional pottery has the same joyous intent as the sculptural pieces providing vessels filled with sustenance for the soul as well as the body. The vessels are lyrical, sometimes whimsical, and sing a celebration of life.  In construction of my functional work I use a variety of techniques. I often combine altering the form with applied drawing and glazes. The colorants are usually both under-glazes and a variety of clear, translucent and opaque midrange glazes. The functional pieces are dinner-ware safe. Enjoy the ritual of sharing a meal or a beverage using handmade...

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Sculpture

  Much of my work with ancient world myths, stories, and the images that surface from their interpretation has to do with being a woman, wife, and mother. Water, earth, air, and fire (prima mater) are central to existence. I think about the elements and their affects on each other, the community, and each of us. For example, the river goddess Sarasvatí sings to me. She tells me to trust her, experience her, and appreciate her power. Waterpower affects creativity, provides the patient nurturing of a mother, expands horizons, confounds with trickery, and ultimately provides wisdom for the individual artistic expression. All of the elements may be better understood when they are personified in myths as goddesses and gods. Clay is earth, Inanna-like, malleable and changeable with the mixing of air, the between, Hekate-like, and the exposure to a Medusa-like decent into...

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Memorial Obelisk

Situated at the Pacifica Grad. Inst. Ladera Campus above the “swimming-pool” near the rock fountain and at the base of a back path to the temple. A Memorial to Nancy Weems-Talan.   Click here to link to Nancy’s facebook memorial page. Click here to watch a slideshow of the obelisk contruction.      ...

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  • Workshops

    Swan Studios has been honored to host many...

  • Functional Pottery

    My functional pottery has the same joyous...

  • Sculpture

      Much of my work with ancient world...

  • Memorial Obelisk

    Situated at the Pacifica Grad. Inst. Ladera...