Happy New Year! Sending Positive Energy to You for 2014!

Julie Hawthorne with one of her assymetrical sculptural forms

Enjoying the creative energies of the
Hawthorne Gallery - Port Orford, Oregon, is a great way to
start the new year! 
It was a pleasure to talk with Julie Hawthorne about her
work as an artist and study her sculptures, which incorporate
worlds of shape, texture, whimsy and movement. Thank you, Julie,
for your generous hospitality.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch
at Julie's award winning Redfish restaurant.

Here is the link, for this "not to be missed" eating experience
the next time you are in southern Oregon:
This is the link and an excerpt from the Hawthorne Gallery link:

Julie Burt Hawthorne says, "From a very early age I remember
encouragement to create on all levels - - painting, quilting,
music-making, sculpting purple and green frosted cakes --
always keeping the creative juices flowing."
Born and raised outside of Detroit, Michigan, Julie received
an early education in sculpture and drawing at the Cranbrook
Arts Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 1976, after moving
to Oregon with husband Chris Hawthorne, she fell in love with
clay and set up her own ceramics studio. She studied under Carol
Vernon, John and Andrea Gill, Richard Notkin and Paul Soldner.
During the 1980's Julie and Chris traveled to Pilchuck Glass School
in Washington and became very excited by glass.
"After years of working in hot and fused glass, and with our
children now in school, it brings me great pleasure to devote all my
time to my first real love: soft, cool, moist, sensual clay."
Julie now creates large asymmetrical sculptural forms made most often
from coils and slabs rolled by hand with minimal wheel throwing.
Surface textures are rolled or pounded into the clay. "My work reflects
contemporary images of the human form and body language. My pieces
are completed while wet, sprayed primarily with a simple three or four
part glaze, and fired once."