buy cialis with paypal pain relief discount sciatica hyaluronic acid discount in skin care buy ortho tri cyclen depression buy augmentin duo buy avalide online buy eurax clomid discount buy valtrex for cheap order wellbutrin sr vs xl weight loss inderal discount prescription buy cholesterol lowering recipes cheap advair diskus label cheap diclofenac gel wikipedia celebrex discount www.celebrex savings.com order singulair fractional order deltasone mail arava discount get buy urispas korea cheap atarax xarope cleocin gel discount vs lotion cheap viagra jelly pills for sale order serevent uk buy glucophage every am buy capoten at walmart pain relief discount of gout exposed skin care order status viagra discount drug card buy viagra soft from india buy purinethol korea buy dostinex tablets buy kamagra soft italia cheap cytotec xertigny order citalopram buy citalopram drops buy azulfidine a prescription buy medrol dosepak online buy saw palmetto hair loss buy lithium hydroxide stromectol discount rogaine 2 discount coupons buy baclofen cheap cheap actoplus met efectos secundarios xalatan to buy buy voveran sr quotes generic zoloft greenstone buy avalide usa cheap viagra express delivery order hair loss wiki buy antivert where can liv 52 discount good for fatty liver cleocin gel discount effects buy alli ebay cheap v gel laryngeal airway tubes cheap cialis professional pills cheap shuddha guggulu order retino-a cream 0 05 vostfr can i buy dramamine over the counter cheap rental new york pyridium discount voucher order tadalis sx cena order hair loss xanax pravachol discount get mango deals bacchus marsh cheap diclofenac gel compounding cheap doxazosin generic buy strattera cheap lisinopril discount generic cheap ginette 35 price in india buy valtrex 500 mg buy clomid bodybuilding viagra jelly discount review rumalaya forte discount ingredients buy lasix from canada buy purinethol buy hydrea canada cheap viagra plus tablets for sale buy capoten usa retin a 0 05 discount kaufen buy speman malaysia cheap crestor buy cheap clomid pills buy bactroban zealand kamagra discount effects men;s health discount hair loss order diclofenac gel topical order anti fungal juice lexapro discount cheap colchicine dosage buy colchicine london buy prandin dogs cheap januvia tablets retin-a 0 05 discount voucher buy yasmin online singapore cheap ophthacare cheap cialis soft best price buy confido online men;s health discount week order toprol xl xanax order reminyl forum buy shatavari plus buy januvia liquid order actoplus met rx diclofenac gel discount dosage buy neurontin you cheap effexor xr vs cymbalta buy accutane pills online sleep aid discount xr deltasone discount cheap mestinon lek buy ditropan vidal order pain relief after c section buy subscription to men;s health lasix discount vouchers buy antivert were get abilify for free glucophage discount card generic viagra professional 100mg cheap allegra d isoniazid discount code buy atarax rx order erectile dysfunction zoloft buy clomid qatar buy saw palmetto capsules order ventolin hfa cheap avodart very buy cholesterol lowering lunch cheap cialis super active kaufen order hair loss news bystolic manufacturer discount cafergot discount store order remeron line cheap wellbutrin sr lose weight cheap v gel for stretch marks cheap emsam get buy femara online buy tinidazole mexico buy tenormin japan cheap paroxetine generic cheap raglan accommodation cheap cholesterol lowering program cheap cytotec jenjarom buy valtrex hong kong brands levitra discount in india buy malegra fxt fluoxetine) 100/60 mg cheap cleocin gel reviews acne.org cheap viagra professional pharmacy order lotensin tabletas buy cheap tetracycline order cleocin gel information buy cheap atarax online trial erection packs 3 discount upgrade cheap revatio uk order kamagra from india buy valtrex cheap online order chloramphenicol in canada buy clindamycin phosphate gel flagyl er discount buy tretinoin 0 05 harga vitacid cheap capoten version buy hydrea japan buy capoten japan cheap wellbutrin sr reviews adhd buy l tryptophan melatonin order hair loss from stress order weight loss challenge antabuse discount price buy lamictal xr order brand amoxil xarope cheap hair loss news cheap v gel tubes pain relief discount you can take when pregnant cheap nexium side cheap fml forte vs cardizem discount pharmacy cheap female cialis for sale cheap diclofenac gel almiral buy atorlip 20 what is atorlip-20 astrazeneca seroquel discount order clozaril urispas discount generic cheap cytotec ru486 misoprostol buy lioresal online grifulvin v discount for ringworm cheap amitriptyline zenuwpijn ortho tri cyclen discount zebra case order mango earl stevens buy menosan reviews buy deltasone prednisone buy minocycline vancouver ayurslim discount voucher cheap penegra review buy liquid flagyl online buy hoodia gordonii plus buy cytotec pills law and order uk actors 2014 order diamox mail buy urispas vietnam buy mobic uk order calcium carbonate zantac order brand cialis lilly femcare discount voucher order reminyl work buy elocon mometasone furoate cream order suhagra review buy prednisone mastercard cheap muscle relaxant list cheap capoten dosage cheap effexor xr package insert carafate to buy buy flagyl er online tricor manufacturer discount order blopress vidal where to buy cabergoline uk tenormin discount pharmacy buy lithium shares prazosin order online buy generic januvia online dostinex discount card buy trental you buy lasix with mastercard order sinemet by mail tretinoin 0 05 discount prozent cheap lady era pills review buy zyprexa africa kamagra gold discount hata'sa zenegra discount buy periactin your system faster buy ventolin order diclofenac gel leaflet female viagra discount pills cheap fml forte eye drops price buy purinethol line ashwagandha buy online uk order dapoxetine cheap fml forte colirio levlen discount vouchers hair loss discount kidney disease buy eurax in australia order vytorin uk buy tretinoin 0 05 uk buy betnovate in uk tretinoin 0 05 discount harga azulfidine discount vouchers order anti fungal toenail treatments cheap kamagra gold singapore buy penegra xpress etodolac discount coupon buy clomid usa order metformin rx asacol cheap online men;s health discount hyper fuel 9x buy viagra lloyds pharmacy cheap viagra jelly next day delivery uk cheap rental rates buy yasmin australia cheap clean perfume order dapoxetine qatar generic zoloft price cheap tretinoin 0 025 kubikmeter order rumalaya liniment himalaya buy clomid cheap online buy accutane cream order elocon prescription januvia cheapest price order singulair by mail buy men;s health forum order wellbutrin sr jittery buy glucophage liquid cheap suhagra spray buy zyvox dogs cheap female cialis mg cheap diclofenac gel xerostomia rumalaya forte discount study cheap rental deals buy triamterene real pariet discount vouchers cheap geriforte ingredients cheap clonidine australia buy aravali cement buy lioresal you cheap rental cars buy female cialis philippines order pain relief after tooth extraction cheap zestril strength buy leukeran for dogs cheap viagra jelly canada online buy bystolic bali order estrace buy arava from uk glucophage get pregnant buy apetamin cyproheptadine syrup cheap female cialis online canadian pharmacy buy blopress wiki cheap shuddha guggulu by himalaya order diclofenac gel las-diclofenac cheap kamagra gel buy ventolin uk order coreg cr buy toradol legal order doxycycline japan order viagra plus and cialis online order arava order kamagra zealand buy shatavari root cheap zestril online order effexor xr yahoo answers buy famvir rx prilosec to buy cheap prinivil buy order synthroid zealand cheapest antabuse online cheap apcalis sx uk buy kamagra oral jelly sydney australia order accutane dubai order floxin tablets order trazodone australia order tretinoin 0 05 creme cheap kamagra oral jelly johannesburg buy accutane online yahoo answers cheap v gel quantum micro order prazosin last buy purinethol japan cheap cialis professional and cialis buy hydrochlorothiazide gel buy ciprofloxacin in the uk buy cardizem new zealand discount on micardis buy propranolol canada erexin v discount tablets questions grifulvin v discount label skelaxin discount generic buy amitriptyline for cats cheap v gel acrylic nails cheap differentials buy cabergoline 0.5 mg order rogaine 5 solution order diclofenac gel cvs cheap antabuse a prescription cheap v gel ebay buy men;s health facebook buy veterinary prednisone buy rogaine 5 months buy viagra plus from boots buy hydrea for cheap buy aciclovir nz liv 52 discount estrogen buy tricor vegas order topamax by mail rumalaya forte discount price in malaysia cheap effexor xr online zantac discount order brands amoxicillin philippines cheap flagyl er pfizer order dostinex bula buy casodex best place sleep aid discount in pregnancy zerit discount vouchers buy large lithium batteries cheap cholesterol lowering through diet and exercise order feldene lyotabs order dulcolax za"pfchen buy ethionamide usa buy nolvadex south africa order propecia queensferry cheap ortho tri cyclen kaiser buy ventolin germany buy lisinopril kidney cheap cytotec zealand cheap prandin a prescription cheap finax xlri buy pain relief shuddha guggulu discount thyroid toradol discount programs cheap femara uk buy alavert get one free buy anavar uk paypal buy baytril rats clonidine patch discount card buy xenical weight loss pills cheap rosuvastatin generic buy olanzapine london order compazine suppository cheap cialis super active plus seroflo discount voucher buy bystolic francisco order cialis from canadian pharmacy order cialis jelly online australia order alavert status order revia a prescription cheap actoplus met discount card order hytrin back order propranolol mg buy zero bullets order wellbutrin sr reviews weight loss cheap sustiva in usa order effexor xr bula cheap levitra professional potenzmittel buy malegra fxt fluoxetine 100 40 mg buy voveran sr toothache tofranil buy canada buy aceon pills buy viagra professional better cheap actoplus met manufacturer coupon diovan discount coupons buy anti fungal zealand buy famvir famvir buy revatio vegas cheap apcalis sx effects order tetracycline canada cheap lithium youtube buy altace hct remeron discounts cheap fml forte drops price cheap celebrex zamiennik buy amantadine liquid cheap mentat benefits order moduretic cheap wellbutrin sr side effects go away buy luvox the counter buy citalopram singapore buy viagra plus with paypal cheap v gel price cheap retin-a 0 025 kubikmeter cheap voveran sr and alcohol cheap kamagra gold south africa cheap lopressor vidal buy viagra sublingual reviews order terramycin cats cheap unisom australia order pilex iskustva cheap brand levitra vs generic strattera discount vouchers buy terramycin walmart buy retin a 0 05 janssen buy triamterene singapore cheap clozaril registry buy men;s health home workout levitra professional discount generic diclofenac gel discount diethylamine buy avalide tablets buy cholesterol lowering meals cheap pletal discount kamagra oral jelly buy rogaine 2 the uk order innopran xl gsk buy viagra super active for sale; acticin discount buy hcg clomid nolvadex cheap styplon tablet cheap cholesterol lowering exercise and diet valtrex discount coupon buy second hand graphics card rumalaya forte discount kupic order clomid xertigny buy zyban online uk order pravachol mail viagra sublingual discount vouchers buy celexa xanax buy lithium grease buy mevacor have ortho tri cyclen discount birth control reviews cheap levothroid buy cheap rental beach houses in galveston texas hyaluronic acid discount uses buy leukeran best place buy saw palmetto jual buy cozaar reviews buy cleocin gel coupon buy trazodone you order requip powder buy glucotrol xl nombre generico buy premarin 0.625 mg buy mentat ds syrup uses order apcalis sx uk cheap tricor generic cheap diclofenac gel dosage discount on alli buy cholesterol lowering products order toprol xl half life buy carafate where can order bactrim ds online order kamagra chewable polo buy real kamagra uk buy rhinocort aqua online buy cardizem prescription proscar discount generic cheap cholestoplex liv 52 discount milk thistle cheap ceftin generation cheap brand levitra from canada buy cytotec in london order lipitor illegal order levitra uk order ginseng xertigny order buspar australia order valentines cookies caverta discount voucher provigil generic order
Share this page on facebook
Connecting with clay PDF Print E-mail
News
Written by CAROL POMEDAY   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 13:25

Potter Kandy Gibson, creator of sought-after raku vessels, will open her Town of Grafton studio to the public this weekend

    After dealing with education issues and helping guide young children as principal of Thorson Elementary School in Cedarburg, Kandy Gibson unwinds in the pottery studio attached to her Town of Grafton home, molding hunks of clay into pots, platters, bowls, mugs, pitchers and birdbaths.

    “I call this my therapy. It gives me time to relax and reflect on the day,” Gibson said as her wet hands formed a clay pot on her pottery wheel.

    The studio has a view of her beautiful gardens, which inspires many of her designs. In warm weather, she keeps the door open to allow her two dogs to come and go as they please and sets pieces outside to dry.

    Gibson said clay has been her favorite art form since high school. She does raku, an ancient Japanese form of firing pottery, and traditional pottery.

    “Once you touch the clay and start manipulating it, you either connect with it or you don’t,” Gibson said. “It became an extension of me, and I fell in love with the fluidness of it.

    “I love sharing my art with other people.”

    She will get that chance this weekend during the Cedarburg Artists Guild’s Covered Bridge Studio Tour that runs from Friday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 13.

    Gibson’s Gardenview Studio at 2020 Parkwood Ct. will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

    Gibson and her daughter Chelsea Krogman of Belgium have been busy throwing and preparing pieces to be fired in an indoor kiln or outdoors in a raku kiln.

    Raku firings, as well as wheel-throwing, carving and glazing demonstrations, will be held throughout the event. This is the duo’s sixth year on the tour.

    Chelsea, a cellular molecular chemist for a chemical lab in Milwaukee, has been her mother’s apprentice for many years. While her mother makes the pots, Chelsea does much of the glazing, carving and hand-shaped pieces.

    “People love the raku demonstrations,” Chelsea said. “We were selling pots while they were still smoking (in past years).”

    In a traditional firing, pottery is put into a cold kiln and slowly heated to 2,000 degrees, which can take eight to 24 hours. The pieces are then slowly cooled which can take another day. The pieces are etched or decorated, glazed and fired a second time.

    In raku, glazed or unglazed pottery is put into a hot kiln and heated to 2,000 degrees in 15 to 20 minutes. The hot pottery is carefully removed with tongs, then put into a metal garbage can filled with sawdust, leaves or other combustible materials. It is covered and allowed to smolder for 20 minutes.

    The carbon atmosphere reacts with the glazes and clay, creating unique effects, including metallic and crackled glazed surfaces and black unglazed clay. A clay that is higher in sand and more porous is used for raku, Gibson said.

    Iron chloride in the glaze makes the distinctive metallic finish, Chelsea said, adding each piece is a surprise.

    “There’s a little bit of a spirit of surprise. You apply the glazes, but you don’t have control over the flashing of the fire,”    she said.

    Gibson’s husband Don, who’s dubbed Kiln Man, made the raku kiln from a garbage can and assists in the demonstrations.

    This has been a busy year for the Gibsons. Chelsea got married last month to Karl Krogman.

    For the wedding, she and her mother made 190 mugs in different sizes, shapes and colors to give to guests.

    “If you’re good at something, you should share that with your family and loved ones,” Chelsea said. “I wanted to make sure everyone would get some pottery and enjoy it.”

    Making the mugs was fun, Gibson said, and she hopes everyone uses them.

    “I consider myself a functional potter,” Gibson said. “I want it to be affordable and I want it to be used.”

    Gibson planned to be an art teacher when she got her degree from Ohio State University in 1979, but those jobs weren’t available, so she got a master’s degree in special education at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and later earned a master’s in education administration from Marian University in Fond du Lac.

    Gibson was with the Plymouth School District for 17 years as a special education teacher and an assistant principal.

    Six years ago, she became principal of Thorson in Cedarburg.

    For 20 years, Gibson and her husband, who was a teacher but is now a physician’s assistant at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, worked at a summer boys’ camp in Hayward, where Gibson taught pottery.

    Chelsea grew up at the summer camps, first watching, then helping her mother and eventually teaching classes herself.

    When Gibson retires, she and Chelsea would like to open a pottery studio where they can teach classes.

    In the meantime, they enjoy working together in the studio and letting their imaginations soar.


 

Image Information: Kandy Gibson held a clay pot she turned while her daughter Chelsea Krogman held a platter she etched with leaves.        Photo by Sam Arendt

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner