By Cindy Pierce + Kelly Proulx
January + Februay 2015
Because she grew up in central Alberta, the prairies will always home to photographer Cindy Pierce. With photography and iPhone editing she began to have the flexibility of mobile editing which became an amazing creative tool. Through experimenting and learning she is excited to see what the future will bring. Currently her work can be viewed at Muk Luk Magpie's in Airdrie and on www.cindypierce.ca.
Like Cindy, local potter Kelly Proulx’s ceramic work is defined directly by her love of natural objects, forms, patterns and textures. She is privileged to work with and experience clay, a material that originates directly from the earth.
In both wheel throwing and hand building her goal is to create objects that fulfill their purpose, whether utilitarian or decorative. By combining function and beauty, the life of the object is brought to completion.
Both artists begin their process by observing their surroundings. Kelly creates sketches to shape and texture her clay while Cindy’s photographs become sketches by exaggerating the textures, lines and patterns in nature. And in doing so, both create work made by hand.