Amber Archer

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Artist Statement

“My passion is throwing – it has given me a sense of discipline and freedom.”

Pottery is a form of a meditation for Amber Archer. Her work expresses an ongoing interest in exploring color and sound correlations and the effects they produce.

For 13 years, Archer collaborated with architectural ceramicist Shel Neymark to create a line of nontraditional raku bowls. Since taking over the business, she has expanded the color palette and added new forms.

While traditional raku colors are usually subdued, earthy or metallic, Archer’s are unusually bright and bold, reflecting vivid contrasts of the southwestern landscape she loves. The crackled surface of the pieces lends an appearance of age to contemporary forms.

Amber’s pieces are hand-thrown and Raku-fired. Dimensions may vary slightly. The Raku process submits ware to extreme temperature shock giving it the crackled appearance and making it unsuitable for long term liquid or acidic food storage. It should be Hand washed. They are food safe.

Contact Information:

PO Box 197Amber Archer
Abiquiu, NM 87510
505-685-4691
www.expressionsinclay.com

Studio Visits by appointment only

 

Amber’s work can be seen at the folloiwing locations:

Abiquiu Inn  21120 Highway 84, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-4378 www.abiquiuinn.com abiquiuinn@zianet.com
The Abiqui Studio Tour Columbus Day Weekend www.abiquiustudiotour.org info@abiquiustudiotour.org
The Artful Home 877-223-4600 www.artfulhome.com info@artfulhome.com
The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs 620 753 3484 www.pioneerbluffs.org/gallery/artgallery Gallery@pioneerbluffs.org
J. Seitz & Company 9 East Shore Road (Route 45), New Preston, CT 06777 860-868-0119 www.jseitz.com jseitz@snet.net
La Mesa of Santa Fe 225 Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501, 505-684-1688 www.lamesaofsantafe.com Email: lamesasf@aol.com
Mariposa Gallery  3500 Central SE Nob Hill Albuquerque, NM 87106, 505-268-6828 www.mariposa-gallery.com Email info@mariposa-gallery.com
Rising Moon Gallery and Art Center Abiquiu NM 87510 www.risingmoongalleryandartcenter.com info@risingmoongalleryandartcenter.com
Tanglewood West PO Box 1052, Abiquiu, NM 87510 505-685-4047 www.tanglewoodwest.com info@tanglewoodwest.com