Fisher Front Space

Our newest gallery is dedicated to small solo exhibitions by area artisans and artists. Small works, limited edition series and unique one-of-a-kind functional and art objects are included for exhibitions in Front Space. Hand picked by our curator Elena Gibson, Front Space is dedicated to bringing the best of Connecticut to the Farmington Valley. Expect the unexpected in this intimate and dynamic space!


Charlene Li


 


Clay work by Charlene Li
Art made real from earth, water, fire, and soul.
 
Exhibit Duration: October 5-26, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 2:00-4:00 PM
Tea n' Talk: Saturday, October 26 from 3:00-4:00 PM

Artist Statement
My interest in pottery started in 2008 when I took my first pottery class with master potter, John Macomber at Greenleaf Pottery in South Windsor, CT. I have continued my work there developing my skills at the wheel as well as hand-building and slab work. I enjoy experimenting with glazes and colored slip (liquid clay) for decoration.

I am a family physician by training and was in private practice for 32 years at Windsor Family Medicine in Windsor, CT. My practice included obstetrics for 25 years. I am continuing my medical career working in medical education. I am an author for a continuing medical education course for family doctors and I am teaching medical students and residents at the University of Connecticut. For me, making pots is like delivering a baby - It takes patience and is "done by feel." Delivering babies brought me great joy for years; pottery brings me that same joy now.

My parents came from China in the late 1940s. My father, Wen, was a professor of civil engineering, but he was an artist at heart who loved to draw, paint, sculpt and make stained glass. My mother, Ming, was the author of a Chinese cookbook but was also a skilled fabric artist who enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and quilting. I am blessed to have two wonderful children.

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