Hot Gatherings/Cool Conversations: Art Outside
Mark Chatterley creates larger-than-life ceramic figures with lava-like glazes that appear to transcend time and geography. They have a powerful, primitive grace. He began throwing pots more than 30 years ago, but during his graduate study, moved into ceramic sculpture. He ultimately built a kiln to accommodate his seven-foot tall figures and uses 18,000 pounds of clay per year. In recent years, he has cast several of his works in bronze. He holds his BFA and MFA from Michigan State University.
Atlanta artist Jane Jaskevich is a carver of dreams in stone. Her mythical figures borrow elements from ancient cultures, especially Greece and Rome. Her recent Silhouette Series combines partial heads with full bodies. She is featured in Contemporary Sculptors: 84 International Artists by Danijela Kracun and Charles McFadden. Her work is part of the collection of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, and two of her large-scale bronze sculptures are displayed in the Tampa GTE Data Center. Ms. Jaskevich received her BFA from the University of Georgia and her MA in art from Florida State University, with additional study in Pietrasanta, Italy.
Based in Massachusetts, Dale Rogers found his calling when he taught himself to repair equipment on the family farm, but he never thought he could support a family as an artist. His sculptures, welded from stainless and COR-TEN steel, are now exhibited across the country, are part of many private and corporate collections, and have won a wealth of prizes, including Best of Show at the 2012 Art Festival Beth-El. Though he has created abstract sculptures, his large-scale American Dogs, some as high as 16-feet-tall, may be his most popular.
Hot Gatherings/Cool Conversations: A DMG Visiting Glass Artist Series.