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MaryLynn Schumacher

Member Since 1999

My work veers between mystery and delight, intrigue and imagination. For the past 25 years I have been working with clay and in clay, exploring ways to make functional pieces and sculptural objects. All pieces are made of red clay using a variety of methods. Wheel thrown and altered shapes combine with forms built of slabs and details modeled by hand.

Interacting with the clay, forms emerge; birds in mythical landscapes, animal totems, transportation for imagined journeys. Inspired by the sights, sounds, media, and culture surrounding me, the pieces are reflections of the world; combining patterns and forms of the natural environment, memories of spoken stories and written myths, influences of art from around the world and throughout time. I am interested in capturing a moment, a story, a poem; in creating an archetype of today.