FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sgraffito by Tim Christensen at CRAFT
Sgraffitto pottery by Tim Christensen opens on Friday, September 4th, at CRAFT Gallery. Christensen draws inspiration from his natural surroundings of woods, ocean and sky at his cabin studio in Roque Bluffs, Maine. He uses a gas-fired kiln to fire porcelain forms, carving through a black slip to depict birds, fish, animals and plant life that he finds in his environment. Cups, bowls, platters, boxes, vases and sculpture teem with narratives from nature. The history of the sgraffito technique, once considered to be the vessels of kings, traces back to Japan, Africa and the middle east. It can be found in 15th century Italian ceramics to native American pottery all the way to the contemporary pottery of Christensen. The artist will attend the opening on Friday evening to discuss his work.
CRAFT will extend the current show of Dudley Zopp’s Oyster and Periwinkle drawings and paintings, photographer Kathie Florsheim’s seascape images and Krisanne Baker’s oil paintings to complete the narrative from nature. The show will continue until September 30th.
CRAFT Gallery continues to show exceptional contemporary fine art and craft by artists working in Maine. It is in the courtyard, across from the side entrance to the Farnsworth Art Museum at 12 Elm Street in Rockland. Open 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 1pm to 4pm on Sunday.
FMI call 207 594 0167 and visit www.craftonelm.com