December  Artist of the Month

December Artist of the Month

Chris Menconi - Potter

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My creations are made from clay. A slab of clay is the building block of my sculptures. I form the slabs into cylinders and merge cylinders atop each other to build the animal’s body. This technique leaves the creature hollow, an absolute necessity. If it was solid, it would blow up in the firing process.

I share my studio with my two mixed-breed dogs. They and their friends serve as my muses.  Each is an individualized hand-built creation either from memory or from pictures of someone’s best friend.