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I am drawn to simple shapes, textures and patterns. I also love the way working in clay connects me all the way back to early humans. Most of my work is for the wall where I create installations by arranging individual clay objects. Just for fun, I have turned some of the shapes I love into rattles and jewelry, that way you don’t have to commit an entire wall in order to own one of my pieces.
Most recently, I, like so many others, have been concerned about the threat to our earth from climate change and other human caused pressures. I especially love the boreal forests of Minnesota and the Boundary Waters. “Vanishing Species”, my recent series of wall pieces honoring the trees and animals of that ecosystem, arose from my opposition to the proposed PolyMet mine on the edge of that precious land.
My wall installations can either be purchased as is ( I provide templates for installation or will arrange to install at your location for a small fee) or they can be commissioned to suit your space. I love the challenge of designing custom work, so please contact me for a proposal and an estimate.
I often use terra sigillata to seal my surfaces. Terra sigillata was first used in Ancient Greek pottery, and refers to the practice of suspending very fine clay particles in water and applying that solution to the ceramic surface to create a soft sheen.
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Claudia Poser is open on Friday, Saturday & Sunday of Art-A-Whirl weekend.
My hours are:
Friday 5-9 pm
Saturday 12-8 pm
Claudia Poser takes online orders for pickup and shipping through this website.
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Claudia Poser takes commissions.
This group of works was inspired by my concern for the animals of the boreal forests of northern Minnesota. I felt it important to express my love and fear of loss as that ecosystem is threatened by climate change and proposed mining.
Ode to the Boreal Forest
This group of works was inspired by my concern for the trees of the boreal forests as the forest is threatened.
These rattles rest in the palm of your hand and contain small clay beads that create a gentle sound. Use them to ease the transition at the end of a massage, meditation, or prayer, or as a kind way to signal “time’s up” during a meeting.
Rattle # 3
Textured and glazed pod jewels! Chains are adjustable.
Pod Necklace #1
Pod Necklace #2
Pod Necklace #3
Pod Necklace #5
Pod Necklace #6
Pod Necklace #8
Pod Necklace #9
Pod Necklace #10
Pod Necklace #11
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