August 31, 2017


Resident artist, Fiona Zahnke will be the featured artist for September’s First Friday at Town Square Center for the Arts.  The reception will be held Friday,

September 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

“I have always been interested in “making” things, says Zahnke.  “It all started when, at the age of 7, my mother taught me how to knit.  It intrigues me to make something out of just “stuff”.”

“I am, however, primarily a potter, although I consider myself a fiber artist too. To my mind, being a potter and working in clay is the most intriguing and inspiring of all the arts.  Wrestling something useful, or something of beauty, from a lump of shapeless clay is very challenging, to say the least!  One is faced with so many options both in the forming and in glazing, decorating and firing.  Options are almost endless.

I have always been inspired, particularly by Japanese and Korean potters, and my work, particularly my earlier work, reflected that.   My more recent work shows more of an inclination toward geometric shapes, with hard edges.  These form great surfaces for brush work using colored slips, and stamp impressions.”

Come out for the reception, chat with Fiona and learn more about her work.


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