‘Waxing Poetic’ highlights the encaustic artwork of Janet Eskridge, Judy Klich, Mary Alayne Thomas and guest artist Bridgette Guerzon Mills. Encaustic painting involves heated beeswax, mixed with resin and used in its clear form or combined with colored pigments. The centuries old technique, dating back to the Greeks, has gained popularity among contemporary artists due to its dimensional and luminous qualities. Applied in its molten state, encaustic can be modeled, textured, polished and combined with a variety of materials. It is never wet or dry, going from a liquid to a solid state and back again in seconds, allowing multiple layers to be added and providing infinite possibilities for the artist. Featured potters for the show are husband and wife, Donovan Palmquist and Colleen Riley from Eureka Township, Minnesota. They use a variety of techniques to decorate their altered, wheel thrown or slab constructed pots, including wax resist.
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Age Range:All Ages