350 South Main Street ,Middletown CT 06457

CURRENT FEATURED ARTIST

Maureen Brady

Featured Artist in the Gallery/Shop

Artist's Statement

I have always wanted to create art.  I started with drawing and oils, then added pastels when I reached high school.  When I began college, pursuing a BFA at the College of New RochelIe,  I decided to try some other mediums; pottery, weaving, and printmaking.  The medium of pottery really spoke to me, becoming a passion.  I’ve been playing with clay now for over 45 years having still not tired of it.  I enjoy the immediacy of it and the ability to incorporate texture and color. For the last 20 years, I have been creating hand-built pieces.
Having always appreciated handmade jewelry, I decided to try metalsmithing in 2001 when my daughter was starting preschool. It seemed more adaptable to the small time blocks I would have available at home.  I found another medium through which to enjoy color and texture.
My inspiration comes from the materials and the techniques in both clay and metal.  I tend to assemble pieces in both clay and/or metal, adding texture and color.  My pieces are still influenced by my love of Japanese ceramics and impressionist painting.

Maureen Brady

Maureen Brady
Maureen Brady