ABOUT THE ARTIST:A resident of Alabama since 1987, Lynette Hesser is a full-time artist working in the studio she shares with her husband and ceramic artist, Steve Loucks, in Wellington, Alabama. She was awarded the Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Crafts grant for 2011, is published in a number of ceramic books including The Complete Guide to Mid-Fire Glazes, Glazing and Firing by John Britt, 500 Raku, The Ceramic Glaze Handbook by Mark Burleson and the 1997 Studio Potter Magazine Alabama artist feature.
She conducts workshops, and exhibits her work nationwide. Lynnette was Adjunct Instructor of Art for Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama for 16 years, with Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Anniston and Oxford, Alabama for 4 years. She was also Manager of the Ceramic Studio at the University of Florida, and has many years both full-time and part-time teaching art in the classroom from pre-K through high school.
FROM THE ARTIST:As a ceramic artist. I derive the designs in my work from floral and geometric images and patterns. I create flowers or floral scenes on my clay forms by deeply carving into the surface of the piece or with three-dimensional embellishments. I capture the essence of the flowers rather than recreating them and relate the position and the type of flowers to the shape of each piece. I seek to involve the viewer in the wonder, intricacy, and subtle simplicity of the delicate qualities of nature and pattern.
DIMENSIONS:17" x 2 ¾" x 17"