K.D. Fullerton

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Artist Statement

Clay speaks to me.  It has since I first touched it in a beginning ceramics class at University of New Mexico.  Many classes, workshops, shows and galleries later it is still my friend, waiting for me to indulge my imagination.

I bring to the clay my love for my New Mexico homeland, my admiration for it’s rock art, and ancient potters.  My addition of fired-in metal pieces has added a dimension to my work and allowed me to take liberties (flights of fancy) with the clay I was unable to before. 

All pieces are hand built from slabs, sometimes formed on pipes or slump molds.  Only colored clay slips are used, no glazes; and I give all pieces a light smoke-firing to give them a mottled, textured look.

I wish for my pieces to bring a smile, a sense of history, a feeling of grounding in Mother Earth.

My work can be seen at:

Amapola Gallery
205 Romero NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
www.amapolagallery.com

WOW Gallery
135 W. Palace Ave. at Grant
Santa Fe, NM 87501
www.wowgallerysantafe.com

Contact Information:

37 Sandia Crest Rd.
Sandia Park, NM 87047