Ceramics
Audrey Shapiro
Gallery 704
704 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
Phone: 231.237.0704

 

 

 

ARTIST INFORMATION
Since art has always been a part of life, I possess a unique and motivated personality. I can remember the first time a teacher told me to take up art as a career; I had just completed a piece out of clay in fourth grade. After that point I surprisingly avoided clay, though experiencing just about every other art medium. I was accomplished in quite a few but not settled until I touched upon clay again, in college. 

As I look back I see a long journey of a complete circle, surrounding water, clay and air. I attended Michigan State University, receiving a BFA degree in Art Education and Ceramics. Immediately I set up a studio in northern Michigan where I successfully worked with clay for nine years. A small community, clean air and a body of water are needed to complete me and nourish my soul. Life soon interjected itself in the form of a child and the need for extra income. I returned to Detroit, renewing my degree I began to teach art in the public school. I continued on and received two Master degrees, one in Elementary Education and the other in Administration. I loved teaching children, but I was unhappy without clay, air and water. So I returned this time to Charlevoix, Michigan. I am currently the happy and productive owner of Gallery 704, where I sell my pottery and fifty other artists' work. I am active in the community, walk with my dog by water daily and work at home. Again, I am complete.

My pottery has always been about function. Inspired by the ancient artists, utilitarian and eye catching. I am constantly evolving as an artist. I see my confidence building as I now only use a porcelain clay body. Porcelain allows me to honor the true form of a vessel, thin and beautiful. Yearly I work to combine form, texture and color together to create individual and quality pieces. All of my pottery is fun, functional, ovenware, microwave and dishwasher safe. 

 

ARTIST'S WORK

 

Fish Plate, Stoneware 

 

Place Setting, Stoneware 

 

Colander Set, Stoneware

Nesting Bowls, Stoneware

 


Audrey Shapiro
Gallery 704
704 Bridge Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720
231.237.0704
Open May thru December
10 - 6
Sundays 11 - 4

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