Seattle, WA, July 03, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Eliza Weber concludes her tenure as a Pottery Northwest artist in residence with a cheerful exhibition of new work entitled "good morning." The exhibition opens Tuesday, July 7, and continues through the end of the month. The public is invited to a reception with the artist on Friday, July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
"good morning" highlights Weber's use of surface treatments developed during her two-year residency at Pottery Northwest. From poetic plates and raining cups to cutout flower vases, each piece is distinctive. Her process of soda firing accentuates and celebrates this individuality. Much of the work is wheel-thrown pottery intended for daily use.
The show presents functional ceramics influenced by the Pacific Northwest. It's about greeting each day. There is an emphasis on appreciating the details of our surroundings, a suggestion to stop and smell the roses. The work considers looking through the clouds. It comments on the power of a greeting.
Executive Director James Lobb has watched Weber's perpetual curiosity influence her work at Pottery Northwest. "She's always trying a new glaze, always tweaking her firing schedule," Lobb says. "The resulting pots are playfully delightful, much like her presence in the studio."
About Eliza Weber
Eliza Weber is currently making functional soda-fired ceramics. At times, her materials include handmade paper, fibers and found objects. She draws much inspiration from growing up in Montana, a place that created her definition of beauty and her gratitude for the natural world. Her imagery is an abstract reflection of this world. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Montana and completed a short residency at Medalta International in Medicine Hat, Alberta. After her two-year residency at Pottery Northwest, she will pursue an M.F.A. at Kansas State University. See more of her work at elizaweber.com.