from New Traditions Studio in Simsbury, CT
ART ON POTTERY. Yellow ware hand thrown bowls painted with original
artwork in lead free glaze.
Safe in the microwave, dishwasher and in the oven to 300. Display
them as art, use them at dinner!
Artist, Mary Femniak, exhibits painted yellow ware bowls at the
Opening of the:
228 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe N.M. 87501
"Elevating the Senses" exhibit 2002 Boston, MA.
Connecticut artist Mary Femniak relies on the natural world for
the ideas that shape her work. Femniak's multidimensional functional
works reflect this trend with great sensibility, as she successfully
combines complex patterns of nature with simple graphic forms, bold
colors and a variety of textures.
was a graphic artist in the printing field for the past 20 years
and now works out of the New Traditions Studio in Simsbury, Connecticut.
She thrives on her direct connection to nature and experimenting
with materials like yellow ware to create "simple, colorful
and useful art".
As a graphic artist I worked closely with regional and national
clients to develop a print style that would enable them to stand
out from their competition. Developing special effects in the pre-press
stage allowed my clients to be visually impactful while keeping
print costs low. Although this creative process was exciting-it
was also limiting.
took the color and visual skills I learned in the print field and
used them to express myself with a "dimensional" style.
Inspiration for the horse bowls are from my years as a rider, trainer
and competitor with the wonderful horses that shared my life. I
enjoy using different media and materials combined with bright colors
and especially enjoy that the yellow ware bowls are useful as well
Mexico and New England are my favorite places to work and enjoy
the natural beauty that inspires the heart and hand. Each work is
a prayer that the eye may recognize the unlimited beauty of all
New Traditions Studio
1618 Hopmeadow ST.
Simsbury, CT 06070