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Marion Angelica | Shop 505’s October 2019 Featured Artist
Marion Angelica is a biology/art major, arts administrator, academic and returned ceramic artist. Although trained to throw on the wheel, she now exclusively hand-builds her work. She feel that hand-building, and in particular using soft slabs and coils, gives her great flexibility in creating form, using texture and reflecting the luscious nature of wet clay in her fired work.
Angelica’s work is made of Grolleg porcelain fired to 2300 degrees F. While known to be temperamental, porcelain has lovely qualities. It accepts even the most subtle textures and allows glaze colors to be rich and brilliant. With tender handling and careful drying, it can be cajoled into a wide variety of forms. She has fallen in love with this media, with both her hands and heart.
Angelica creates functional ceramic work that has a strong sculptural sense. She has chosen to do this for several reasons:
- She would like her work to reside in homes or offices rather than museums.
- She wants her creations to retain sculptural elements, yet she also wants to add the challenge of designing them to be used for living, rather than simply for viewing.
- She would like people to live intimately with her creations and make them part of their lives’ celebrations, rituals and pleasures.
“I like to work in series, making, modifying and refining an idea over time.”
As our featured artist for October 2019, Shop 505 has many of her pieces on display and for sale.
Angelica is currently a resident studio artist and teacher at The Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. She returned to the studio in 2006 after over 25 years of working in arts administration, education and nonprofit consulting. Learn more about her at www.marionangelica.com.
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Browse Shop 505, located inside the Watermark Art Center, and you’ll find regionally-created art, including ceramics, glass, baskets, wood, and fiber.
We carry unique handcrafted useful items in addition to high quality fine art, such as watercolor paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, mixed media collages, and more.
Whether you’re decorating your home, or looking for that special gift, Watermark’s Shop 505 has something for everyone.
Your purchase supports both Watermark programming, as well as the artist who created the piece.
Are you an artist and would like to submit work for jury? Please download our application and followed the instructions for submission. Contact our Shop Committee or leave a message at 218-444-7570 if you have questions.