Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Featured Artist Berit Hines


Introducing Berit Hines of ClayImages
PCAGOE featured artist for Feb. 17 through Mar. 2
(Her work will be featured on our Facebook page throughout this time period.) 
 
Berit is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Art and Design in s'Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands; where she obtained a Bachelor of fine Arts degree in Ceramics. She worked in Ceramics for over ten years, having regular shows in galleries, participating in art fairs, and teaching Ceramics classes to adults as well as children. Berit moved from Holland to the US in 1999, and retired from Ceramics, after having sold her studio and most of her work in order to be able to immigrate.

She discovered polymer clay and describes it as a wonderful outlet. Berit says that her approach with the material is the same manner in which she used to work in ceramics: "I let the material "tell me what to do", and I love to work with the paint-like layering effects of the colors as well as the lively movements of the distortions. I hope you will feel that joy in my work!"

Berit resides in Wisconsin with husband Clay and cat Charlie.

Find more of Berit and her work at these locations:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/clayimages and
http://www.flickr.com/photos/21863654@N07/3725120865/