Who  or What is MsElaineous Pottery?
Elaine Klapproth is Ms. Elaine.  I love making pottery - not just one type of pot over and over, not just one color.  I enjoy variety, miscellaneous shapes, colors and challenges.....hence MsElaineous Pottery!

I love glazes.   Greatly anticipated results from chemical reactions in the kiln....the minerals, oxidation and reduction all play a part, guided by the artist, but not completely controlled.


Brief Bio:
My first exposure to clay was as a child exploring deposits in the creeks of the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  Earning a BS in Chemistry from Purdue University, I pursued my interest in the science of chemical reactions.

Years later as a resident of Hampstead, NC I rekindled my interest in ceramic arts.  Chemical reactions play a huge part in my creative endeavors in clay.

Influences:
My influences are as varied as my life's experiences and travels.  Forms, colors and shapes - giant California Redwoods, Tlingit ceremonial masks, rain forests, fjords, beaches and Galapagos wildlife.  All have had an impact on me and my art.

Member:
Coastal Carolina Clay Guild
www.coastalcarolinaclayguild.org


Exhibition:
Coastal Carolina Clay Guild exhibition June 3-30, 2016 at the
Wellington B. Gray Gallery - East Carolina University

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