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Rosemary Hayes

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

I am a graduate of Siena Heights University, Adrain ,MI. with an Art degree. After retiring as a Middle & High School art teacher I focused on pottery, it was my favorite media. When we moved to West Michigan I joined the West Michigan Potters Guild and am presently the president. My work has been accepted in several Juried Art Shows and I sell my creations at the Potters Guild Show & Sales twice a year as well as in Owosso, Fremont and at Lowell Arts. My preferred pottery medium is Raku, a type of low-firing process that is inspired by traditional Japanese Raku firing. Western-style Raku involves removing bisque fired and glazed pottery from the kiln while at bright red heat and placing it into containers with combustible materials. Once the materials ignite, the containers are closed. This produces an intense reduction atmosphere which effects the color of glazes and clay bodies. After cleaning my pieces I often choose to enhance them by mounting or framing. For Kimono II I made a model of a Japanese Gateway using foam core for my husband, an accomplished woodworker, to construct out of cherrywood. This enables the piece to be viewed on all sides.

Rosemary's ArtPrize Entries

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Rosemary's Past Work

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