Becky Bolton, Pottery

The pieces pictured above represent my paper-relief/airbrushed porcelain slip design technique and have my triple-layered, cobalt variations, blue glaze. Both are wheel-thrown pieces and are kiln fired – Oxidation/Cone 6.

This is my 40th year to exhibit my clay art professionally. I became an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo in the Fall 2015 semester – teaching Introductory Ceramics ART 224.

 

Larisa Brechun Quesenberry & Mary Ann Brechun, Painters

Our styles are quite different so our art ranges from realism to abstract so we like to think we offer something for everyone!

Larisa enjoys painting with oils. While she specializes in painting portraits and the human form, she also enjoys other more light-hearted subjects, such as pets and birds.

Mary Ann also paints with oils but also enjoys watercolor and acrylic. While she enjoys the occasional still life and abstract, her favorite subjects are landscapes which are painted in an impressionistic to abstract manner.

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Mary Jean Henke

 

Mary Jean, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began her painting career 30 years ago. Her love of art and constant desire to learn have led to her own contemporary style of abstract painting.

Mary Jean’s artwork has been accepted into numerous juried shows and exhibitions, and won many top awards. She has paintings in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and in Europe.

Mary Jean is a founder and co-owner of Artists Incorporated Gallery in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

To see more examples of Mary Jean’s art, please visit http://www.overthemountainart.com/artists/mary-jean-henke/.

Butch Oglesby

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My passport says Arthur Leon Oglesby , but everyone calls me Butch.

It seems that I’ve always had a camera in my hands. When I was a child in south Alabama my mother let me use the family’s Brownie Hawkeye to make photos of my friends, family, nature and sometimes my toys.

It was something I never outgrew. Today, after living in several states in the United States and spending nearly a decade in Europe I own BlueMoon Studios located in the Bluff Park area of Hoover, Alabama.

As you can tell, photography is more than a job for me, it is who I am. I love making great, and sometimes fun, images. And I hope that you will trust me to create something great for you.

Please visit Butch’s website at www.boglesby.com for more information.

 

 

Cathy Jo Wheeler, Jewelry

Cathy Jo Wheeler’s jewelry has been described as playful, whimsical, funky and FUN! Cathy designs jewelry using dichroic glass. She is drawn to bright, rich colors and the interplay of light both reflected and transmitted through the dichroic glass, which has a unique character of reflecting an array of different colors depending on the angle of the light and the angle of view. Each piece is hand cut from dichroic glass, and the different patterns of glass are fused together in a kiln. Cathy uses sterling wire to wrap each piece which creates a beautiful way to anchor the piece to the ear wire or chain.  She also creates unique jewelry from silver and mixed metal wire.

A Birmingham native, Cathy graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Art. She is co-owner and treasurer of Artists Incorporated Gallery. Cathy is past President and current Screening Chair of the Bluff Park Art Association.  Her work can be seen at Artists Incorporated Gallery in Vestavia Hills, Alabama and at the Museum Store at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  Cathy and her husband, David Tate, live in Hoover, Alabama

To see more of her designs, please visit http://www.overthemountainart.com/artists/cathy-wheeler/.

Larry Allen, Pottery

 

Each piece of stoneware from LA Pottery is hand-crafted solely by the artist, Larry Allen. His inspiration for his designs comes largely from African and Native American art. Larry makes each vessel from a special black stoneware clay through multiple glazings and firings. Most of his pieces involve delicately carving designs into the surface of the wheel-thrown vessel.

Larry Allen has worked as an artist for the past 35 years, honing his wheel-throwing and glazing techniques, all the while ceaseless in his enthusiasm for stoneware and the infinite possibilities of his craft.

Larry Allen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He received a BA degree in Art from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in May 1978. Larry has an art studio in Leeds, Alabama where he resides.

In 2007 one of Larry’s vases was presented on behalf of the Alabama State Council on the Arts as a gift to Pulitzer Prize winner and author, Harper Lee.

In 2008 his work was showcased on the nationally televised HGTV show “THAT’S CLEVER”. Also in the same year one of his vases was given as a gift to Liberia’s first woman president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Larry also has been featured on the BrightHouse Cable television network, giving demonstrations of wheel-thrown pottery.

In addition to developing his unique, inspired pottery creations, Larry teaches pottery classes and travels for exhibitions. Larry displays his work throughout the year in numerous art festivals, mostly in the central and southeastern United States.

Larry’s stoneware also can be found for purchase the Parkway Craft Centers in North Carolina, The ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and the Christine Linson Gallery in Fairhope, Alabama.

He welcomes your interest in his work and encourages you to contact him regarding commissions, exhibitions or special teaching assignments.

For more information, please visit www.la-pottery.com.