During the month of May, The Green Phoenix Gallery is pleased to feature the ceramic art of Pamela A. M. Hagerhorst.
Known for her stoneware and extruded pottery, Pam says, “I enjoy developing unique glazes and quirky functional pieces. I create interesting designs for everyday use – pieces such as honey pots, coffee mugs, and tea sets.” She also creates stunning one-of-a-kind vases, bowls and lidded containers. Some of her pottery is raku fired, or “pit-fired,” resulting in unusual effects like crackled surfaces and blackened unglazed clay with a rich patina. Another technique that Pam often uses involves horse hair from actual horse manes and tails. The hair is seared onto the surface of glowing hot pots straight from the kiln, where it leaves carbon markings that are graceful and organic in nature.
“The variety and quality of Pam’s work is what makes it so engaging,” says gallery owner Andi Tassencourt. “Each creation is a beautiful work of art, whether it is functional or decorative. Pam’s ceramic pieces are a wonderful complement to the international flavor of hand crafted works by our Fair Trade artisans, in combination with our eclectic mix of fine, artisanal crafts by local artists and oil paintings by Diane DuBois Mullaly. All come together to offer an environment with a full range of creative arts for the community to enjoy.”
And Frivolous Fibers Yarn Boutique, located inside The Green Phoenix Gallery, adds even more interest, featuring a collection of its own line of gorgeous, hand-spun, and hand-dyed yarns. Stop by to see and feel the yarn for yourself, and ask about knitting and crochet lessons and groups.
The Green Phoenix Gallery is located at 31 North Harrison Street in downtown Easton. The gallery is open seven days, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 410-822-7554.