Monday, January 14, 2008
Pottery Created with Conscience
Welcome to Gina Skillings, a new artist on our site. Gina’s current body of work combines her passions for clay and textiles. Many of her clay forms are canvases onto which she adds textile studies, created by weaving and quilting together organic and man-made materials such as fabric, dried petals, seeds, shells and paper. Much of her clay work is glazed only on the inside, using oxide wash on the exterior to create an organic sensibility.
Gina’s passion for clay and fibers is matched by her love for animals and the environment. No animal leather is used in Gina’s work and recycled materials are often symbolically incorporated into her fiber studies. A portion of all sales is donated by Gina to animal charities. Take a look at her body of work available on buyoutsidethebox.com. --Ruth Mitchell