Thursday, April 30, 2015

New for May at Amiro Art & Found


This First Friday Artwalk will see new art at Amiro Art & Found. Much more than a gallery, Amiro Art & Found can help you turn your home and even your wardrobe into art.  


Wrenn Pottery





















This month we have pottery from Wendy Wrenn of Wrenn Pottery. This is fully functional porcelain clay pottery, which is microwave, dishwasher and oven safe,  not just for display but to grace your table every day! Using forms from nature, shaped by the elegant touch of the artist’s hand, Wendy’s art is meant to be used in your daily rituals of creating and sharing food, and extension of your hospitality.  See more of her work at Wrenn Pottery



Segal Silver




We are also delighted to feature new work by Debbie Segal of Segal Silver.  Starting as a hobbyist, Debbie’s creations have gone far beyond her humble beginnings.  She uses polished semi-precious stones inlaid into her hand crafted necklaces, earrings and other beautiful jewelry.   See more of her work at Segal Silver








Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tiny Dancers by Donna McCarthy Jensen




 Donna McCarthy-Jensen's hand sculpted dancers take the center of the floor at Amiro Art+ Design. Leaping and sweeping with life and motion, these hand-built, raku-fired, copper-glazed, clay sculptures never fail to charm, as they invite us into their world to dance alongside them.


Donna attended Dominican College in New Orleans, Louisiana and studied sculpture with the artist Angela Gregory. She later earned an M. Ed. in Art Education from the University of Florida. She teaches and works in clay with her husband, clay artist Ken Jensen, in North Florida.


The pieces are hand-built in clay, bisque-fired, glazed and then raku-fired. Raku-firing involves pulling the pieces from the kiln as the glaze is melting. The glaze crazes due to the fast-cooling. The pieces are then smoked in a bed of sawdust resulting in the unglazed portion of the pieces smoked dark. The greens and reds in some pieces are the result of copper in the glaze.


Visit more of Donna's work in our gallery
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