Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti
A husband and wife team. Carrin’s background is as a tapestry weaver while Richard is a studio potter working exclusively in raku.
Being the trained potter, Richard does all of the throwing and building of the pots while Carrin is involved in the glazing. After the firing, copper wire is added to each piece as a final decorative element.
Richard says: “Through our work we give a nod to many cultures and styles. Lately we have been introduced to some of the great ceramic designers from the turn of the twentieth century… Fredrick Rhead, Clarice Cliff, Lenore Asbury, Edward T. Hurley, Kataro Shirayamadani, the sublime Adelaide Alsop Robineau, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and those marvelous Saturday Evening Girls from Boston. “
The Raymond Avenue Gallery is pleased to announce its 2017 2nd Quarter Exhibition, curated by Kraig Thayer Rasmussen.
Riki Kölbl Nelson
Riki spent her childhood and early adulthood in Grossgmain, near Salzburg, Austria. She has been working as an artist for decades, taking and giving workshops and classes, and exhibiting in personal and group shows here and abroad.
She says: “I am a visual artist whose work is grounded in painting and drawing. For this exhibit I painted a series of individual doors and gates. Both potent metaphors…open or closed… with or without handle or key … old or new… leading to the past or the future”.