Opal Fire Studio
West Linn, Oregon
A native of Oregon, I am inspired by northwest scenery. I work to balance crude and raw with refined elegance. I am heavily influenced by ornamentation, calligraphy, sumi-e, motifs &symbology, ancient bronzes and botanical patterns. I value old and worn items.
I work with a porcelain and a sculptural clay. I enjoy exploring textures, stenciled images and carved reliefs. Embellishments are with china paint or gold luster.
I have been working with ceramics for 20 years. My journey in art started at PSU. But after graduating with a degree art and mechanical engineering, I engineered for 20+yrs. I began ceramics and I was captivated with diverse possibilities and technical challenge. Realizing my artistic side needed out of the box, I quit working in an office in 2012.
Contact me: Opalfirestudio.com to make an appointment
Bush Barn Gallery: https://salem-art-association.myshopify.com/collections/rosemary-tobiga
THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:
Functional, Non-Functional, Figural, Sculptural, Architectural, Organic, Decorative, Mixed media, Jewelry, Garden, Wall art, Earthy, Black, Blue, Brown, Porcelain, Oxidation, Hand Built, Carved, China Paints, Underglazes, Oxides, Wax resist, Earrings, Mug, Sculpture, Tile, garden bells