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Nancy L Briggs



The Work of

Nancy L Briggs

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Des Moines IA 50310
United States
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1726 30th St.
Des Moines IA 50310
United States
 
 
Artist's Statement
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I became an artist because I loved the clay. I liked throwing on the wheel ,striving for control of the material and perfecting a form. I approached ceramics the same way I did music or gymnastics- practice, practice, practice. The artistic part came later.
        I continue to work in clay because it has so many options for expression. I can strive to perfect a form, a glaze, or a person’s expression and features. It’s like music; constant variations of theme and style, and always-practice, practice, practice .
         I throw my pots on the wheel or handbuild them from slabs of earthenware clay. After drying to leather-hard I draw and carve on the surface. I My images are from nature, leaves and plant forms that   twist and wind their way around my shapes. Everything is organic and flowing. I like to garden and love nature and this is reflected in my work. My pots are finished with layers of underglze color, influenced by my pastel drawings, and then finished with a metallic glaze wash.
                I have been on the faculty of the Des Moines Art Center for over 20 years. It is so satisfying to give people the technique and knowledge so that they may become confident in their abilities to make something unique or beautiful. My inspirational message in teaching is “You can do this!”. My message in my work is “Respect the Earth”.
        I have been a potter for thirty five years and am now also working with pastels. I garden for a hobby.   I guess I like dirt.
Past Events:
Greater Des Moines Exhibited
Gallery Show Des Moines, IA
 
Table Totem

Nancy L Briggs Table Totem
Table Totem
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY:
MEDIA: Earthenware
SIZE: 24x4x5
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $225
Handthrown and carved stacking clay units on metal stand.
Tea Set Stack

Nancy L Briggs Tea Set Stack
Tea Set Stack
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: Earthenware
SIZE: 17
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $$275
Description
Three piece tea ser, Teapot, cup and vase. Wheelthrown and carved, colored with underglazes and metallic dark glaze. Functional. Stack to display, unstack to use.
Five Foot Garden Totem

Nancy L Briggs Five Foot Garden Totem
Five Foot Garden Totem
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY:
MEDIA: Earthenware
SIZE: 60
YEAR: 2013
PRICE: $$950
Garden or home sculpture made of wheel thrown, carved sections, stacked on metal stand/rod.
Laurel Leaf Covered Jar

Nancy L Briggs Laurel Leaf Covered Jar
Laurel Leaf Covered Jar
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: Earthenware
SIZE: 9
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $$110
Wheel thrown and carved clay in laurel leaf pattern. Colored with underglazes and a metallic dark glaze.
Trio of Carved Pots

Nancy L Briggs Trio of Carved Pots
Trio of Carved Pots
CLASS: Ceramics
CATEGORY: Functional
MEDIA: Earthenware
SIZE: lg. 7x6
YEAR: 2014
PRICE: $65-90
Description
Wheel thrown vases, deeply carved at leather hard, colored with underglazes and metallic black glaze. Red vase listed. Lavender vase is $75, green bottle form is $65.



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