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Marcia Patrice Ganeles-Kislik

Forest Knolls, CA

"Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love." -- Rumi. I love the magic of art & the sanctity of creating! What a gift to be able to sit at the potter's wheel and lose myself as I watch a lump of clay evolve into a work of art and/or craft and have fun to boot! As a child growing up the 1950s & 60s, my travel agent mother explored the world and brought back arts and crafts which adorned our walls, floors, cupboards and bodies. In addition to exposure to these rich arts and artifacts, I was fortunate to attend a public school system that fostered the arts. I have a BA in Fine Arts and a Masters in Education. For the last few decades until I retired, I taught college graphic and computer art programs. Once retired, I returned to my first love - ceramics. I enjoy throwing traditional pots, especially porcelain, which I decorate with energetic and colorful designs and textures. Clay has been a grounding & centering meditation for me since the early 1970s. I still have the original 60's book "CENTERING: In Pottery, Poetry, and the Person" by CM Richards. I encourage anyone who wants to have fun and get grounded to get your hands in the earth and engage with clay. Come into the circle of love.

BA, Fine Arts (photography/ceramic) - MS, Education.
European & Japanese Ikebana Floral Design Studio
College & University teaching of computer graphics - photoshop, animation & web.

I hope my pots infused the user with love, wonder and a sense of connection to the beauty of the circle of life. I thank you for appreciating and supporting hand-made traditional arts and crafts. With love, Marcia

Gratitude to Ceramic Teachers: ~ Tom Potter, CU Boulder CO ~ Betty Woodman, Firehouse Pottery of Boulder CO ~ Duncan Lester Gonzalez, Castle Clay Denver CO ~ Rodger Lang, Metropolitan State University Denver, CO ~ Al Widenhofer, College of Marin CA

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