Art in Bloom Gallery is pleased to announce a very special event in collaboration with the estate of master ceramicist, Traudi Thornton (1940-2023).
Traudi was a staple artist at the gallery and participated in exhibits and sales beginning in 2015. Throughout the weekend of November 17-19th, the gallery will present a Studio Ceramics & Pottery Sale along with a small retrospective exhibit of work by the late ceramic artist. Art in Bloom Gallery is honored to be able to release a special selection of her work to the public.
Traudi’s true calling was nature and gardening. Her study of the medium was a product of the strong connection she had to it. From the process of how she worked with clay, studying the chemical compounds she used for her glazing to her intricate and scientific firing techniques, her relationship to each of the pieces she created was primal. Traudi’s special interests include hand-building, surface texture, ceramic sculpture, raku and terre sigillata. Her work ranged from sculptural wall pieces, raku vessels to functional pieces.