C’ville Arts Features – “The Textures of Time” ~ During August
C’ville Arts is excited to feature handmade stoneware by our gifted clay artist, Laura Vik, during the month of August. She will be at the gallery to share her inspiring new collection on August 4th, from 5 to 7 p.m. during the Historic Downtown Mall’s First Friday event.
Laura Vik has been working with clay for the past 16 years growing her interest from hobby to a more serious, prominent place in life and how she spends her time. In this show, she focused on different ways to represent the concept of time. Combining her skills on the wheel with her hand-built techniques using stoneware clay, Laura has developed a unique style, portraying each piece with a history, telling a story of its own. This body of work has warmth and a comforting charm that will enhance the spirit of any home.
With a love for the tactile experience of working with clay, Laura enjoys creating pieces that connect with people beyond its pure function. Inspired by the challenge of depicting ‘time’ she explores the concept by using different surface treatments, one-of-kind glazes, and her results are impressive. From weathered fabric imprints to the illusion of worn and torn material sewn together, Laura’s work has grace and a peaceful wisdom, qualities that result from her genuine curiosity about clay and her creative journey exploring the textures of time.
Come see the show!
To learn more about Laura’s work visit: website: LauraVikPottery.com
For additional information, contact Genevieve Story at 434-972-9500. The gallery’s web site is www.cvillearts.org. The C’ville Arts Cooperative Gallery, located on the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, is open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m.
ABOUT C’VILLE ARTS – C’ville Arts, a cooperative membership gallery of more than sixty local artists and crafters, was established in 1997. Original works include photography, painting, illustration, glass, fiber, clay and pottery, quilling, mosaics, jewelry, leather, wood, and gourd art.