Bacia Edelman

 

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alligator glaze, raku fired, 6 in high
 

"I grew up in a small Hungarian village, living next door to a potter who let me play with clay. I promised him I will be a potter, but years later I became an actress having gotten my MFA in theater and drama in Budapest, Hungary. I forgot my promise and I thought I forgot clay too...

I played dozens of roles on stage before I came to live in America, where I got married and had two children. It was in 1992 when I took my first pottery class, that brought me back to clay, and made me remember.

After studying ceramics for three years, I set up my studio in 1995 and since then I have been ACTING IN CLAY."



 

Awakening
pitfired, 5 in high

 
Burst-Day

 
Crack
low fire salt, 9 in high
 
Bust
saggar fired porcelain, 8 in high

 
Rock
bauer slip, soda fired, 8 in long
 
Egg Form With Polkadots woodfired salt glazed, 12 in high

 
Egg Form
low fire soda, terra sig, 9 in
 
Egg
burnished terra sig, low fire salt, 8 in

 
Golden Shell
stains, oxides, electric fired, 10 in high
 
Eggnest
low fire salt, 8 in

 
Flask
Wallpiece, electric fired ^6, oxides, 12 in diam
 
Heart Shaped Rock
saggar fired porcelain, 6 in

 
Lava Rock
naked raku, 6 in
 
Hollow Form With Golden Crack
10 in

 
Raku Rock
naked raku, 8 in
 
Pebbles' Nest
naked raku (no glaze) 13 in high

 
Piece Of Earth
terra sig, pitfired, 6 in long
 
Raku Torso
naked raku, 7 in long

 
Saggar Fired Porcelain Form
9 in
 
Plate
terra sig, low fire salt,10 in diameter

 
Russel`s Rock
shallow bowl, pitfired
 
Crouching Tiger`s Secret Den
naked raku, 13 in high

 
Torso
low fire salt, 10 in high
 
Red Rock
burnished terra sig, low fire salt, 7 in

 

Statement

I like to experiment with different clay bodies and various firing methods.

I love to improvise,to let my intuitions lead me, and if I am lucky enough clay itself inspires me.

The influences come from places I travelled to: the ruins of Pompeii, Italy, the volcanos and lava fields of Hawaii, the Grand Canyon in the States, where the beach meets the rocky desert in Mexico.

I am fascinated by: the harmony of waves (in sand and sea), the rhythm of the rolling countryside in Hungary, the erosion in found objects, opposites in texture, as pristine against refined.


I hope my pieces invite the viewer to touch them.

Major Shows/Juried Exhibitions

1995
Fletcher Challenge Ceramics Award, Auckland, New Zealand
Ceramics USA, Denton, TX
Women in the Visual Arts, New Haven, CT

1996
Salzbrand, Koblenz, Germany
Lotsa Clay, Philadelphia, PA
Hammonds National, Seaside, FL

1997
Clay On The Wall, Lubbock, TX
Black and White, Tampa, FL

1998
Ceramics USA, Denton, TX
Orton Cone Box Show, Baldwin City, KS

1999
Clay Cup, Carbondale, IL
Strictly Functional Pottery National, East Petersburg, PA

2000
Journeys in Clay, Wabasha, MN
Ceramics USA, Denton, TX

2001
100 Teapots, Baltimore, MD
Regional Art Exhibition, Rochester, MN
Ewers, Detroit, MI

2002
International Saltglazed Ceramics, in Koblenz, Germany
TERRA, Solo exhibit at Studio Academy, Rochester,MN
Textures in Clay, Solo exhibit at the
University Center Gallery in Rochester, MN

2003
National Teapot Show, Atlanta GA
Artists at NCC, Minneapolis, MN
Shape: Between Tradition and Innovation, at the
International Ceramics Museum in Faenza, Italy

2004
Contemporary Teabowls, Indianapolis, IN
MOVE Invitational Show, Rochester Art Center, MN
Naked Truth Woddfire Conference, Cedar Rapids, IA
Gems from the Fire, Cedar Rapids, IA

2005
Endless Variations: Shino Review, Baltimore, MD
Orton Cone Box Show, Baltimore, MD
Terra Firma, Solo Exhibit, Studio Academy, Rochester,MN

In Our Cups, at SONY in Geneseo, NY

2006
Woodfire Invitational Lawrence Gallery, Portland,OR
Mad Hatters Tea, Portland, OR
Orton Cone Box Show, Portland,OR
The Art of Tea, Kalamazoo Art Institute, Michigan

2007
What is a Cup, Oakland, California
Cyberclay show at NCECA, Louisville, Ky
Metamorphosis & Rebirth, Jingdezhen, China

2008
Muchachos, Standard Ceramics, Pittsburgh Nceca, Pa
Orton Cone Box show, Opening in Pittsburgh, Pa
Exchange Exhibition in Siheung, South Korea

Awards

AmArtCO Award at "Clay Does It All", Memphis, TN
Non-Functional Ceramics Award "Silverhawk Internet Exhibition"
Purchase Award "Orton Cone Box Show", Baldwin City, KS
Juror`s choice award (juror: Dick Lehman) at Cup: the Intimate Object, Forth Wayne, IN
Purchase Award at 2006 Orton Cone Box Show

Publications/ Inclusions in books

The Best Of Pottery 1996
The Ceramic Design Book 1998
Making Ceramic Sculpture 2000
The Contemporary Potter 2000
Handbuilt Dinnerware 2001
Clay Times Magazine Gallery: Jan-Feb 1997
Clay Times Magazine Gallery: Sept-Oct 2000
500 Teapots 2002
500 Bowls 2003
Ceramics Monthly Upfront, March 2003
Robin Hopper:Making Marks 2004
500 Figures in Clay 2004
500 CUPS 2005
500 Animals in Clay
500 Tiles
Crafts Report Magazine, April 2008
, "Organically Connected: Marta Matry goes back to basics"

 

   

 

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