Ceramics / Shape Space
Clay as Canvas
There's a drive to shape, accomplish, experiment. Each ceramic piece is entirely handmade and individual, the result of a complex process taking place over weeks and months. First comes the idea, sketching, planning and working it out in the studio. Being handmade imparts variations and traces of the maker. I mix my own glazes, striving for subtle gradations in tone and texture. You'll notice the changes and variations in the surface on each piece. My high-fired stoneware or porcelain pieces are safe for serving food and beverages. A work of art that can be held, used and always enhances life. Enjoy.
WORKS IN PROGRESS
SEASCAPE, stoneware, 4.50 x 5.25 x 5.25 inches.
Painting / Color Insight
Vision and Energy
Openness, curiosity and analysis guide my painting process realized through robust color and expressive surfaces. The work moves from abstraction to representation, from real landscapes to those imagined. A definitive place may become an organized energy of color and brushwork and a nonexistent place may be rendered with utmost clarity.
FAMILY, oil on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.
GULFSCAPE, acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.
In Brief / Life Story
ARTIST THEN AND NOW
JUST THE FACTS
BA, Mount Holyoke College. MFA, City University of New York. Studies at Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, UK and Bangkok Museum, Thailand. Taught and exhibited ceramics in New York City, 1970s — solo show 1977.
Career working in NGOs, Government and the UN, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Later at UN Women, UN Headquarters, New York, dedicated to advancing and empowering women. Founded Libby Hawk Associates 2010. Stepped down from consulting 2016 to pursue art once more.
SARASOTA STUDIO OPENS 2O17
Committed to full-time art practice creating ceramics and paintings. Exhibit, COLOR & CLAY--DUET, February, 2021. Receive Halo Arts Project 2021 Fellowship Award. Teach at Suncoast Technical College. Show at Art Uptown gallery on Main Street, Sarasota and participate in area juried exhibits. Member, Women Contemporary Artists.