Colleen Clifford and Loryn White
Featured Artists for March 2019
Join us for an St. Patrick's-themed reception with Irish-inspired libations and snacks!
Trinidad Art Night Reception: Sunday, March 17th, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Libations pour will benefit Camp Winnarainbow.
Music by celtic harpist Howdy Emerson.
Colleen Clifford's skilled glass work is light and flowing, usually treating subjects in nature. This past year, Clifford has found herself inspired in her images by her own customers who have commissioned her for specific topics and/or window sizes. Three of focused areas of creativity have been birds in flight, botanicals that include a fiddlehead fern that will be on display, and figures of women in moments of serenity.
Clifford begins her process by sketching drawings, and the lines create the glass pattern. The chosen glass colors create the underlying depths and reflective nature of the subject at hand. Texture and light give additional expression to the completed art windows.
Clifford's creative variety is also reflected in her work with glass boxes and small mandala ornaments. The mirrored bottoms of these boxes reflect the rich, luminescent textures and colors of the glass she selects, and a simple design on top often brings a bit of beauty to these precious piece of home decor.
Loryn White just joined the Trinidad Art Gallery as of the first of March, and much of the work that she has brought to this gallery demonstrates a number of new directions for her work. Long a favorite potter in various Humboldt County venues, White came to her passion for pottery rather late in her life. She took a class here and there, and before she knew it she had a studio and a kiln in her home and she had become a full-time potter with a steady demand for her lovely work.
She began her reputation being known for her utilitarian wares with a whimsical and often flowery touch, but with each passing year she tries something new. She started by using standard glazes, but her work is now treated with a variety of glazes that White has developed through her own enthusiastic experimentation. Visitors to the Trinidad gallery will enjoy seeing some of her latest works.