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surfing with helen bates - november 20, 2005 - israel, argentina, usa

updated mon 21 nov 05


Helen Bates on sun 20 nov 05

Surfing with Helen Bates - November 20, 2005 - Israel, Argentina, USA

Dalit Tayar (Galerie Yoramgil, Beverly Hills, CA, USA)
(Tayar was born in the USA, emigrated as a small child to Israel,
returned to America for her education and now resides in Israel. Her
stoneware and porcelain sculptures are of "figures within structures"
as well as new works and abstractions "allowing texture and natural
forces [...] within the material to play and be." "All her figures
start at the wheel, born in a spin, before they break
boundaries and expand [...]")

Vilma Villaverde (Argentina) (Spanish) (Translation)
(Vilma Villaverde and her encounter with teachers, materials, forms and
Marcel Duchamp)

Geoffrey Pagen (Portland, OR, USA)
(Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York City, NY, USA)
(Pagen, director of the Ceramics Workshop at Reed College, Portland is
both a painter and a sculptor. He "combines units of multi- tiled
assemblages, square or rectangular, painted with glaze, drawn on, and
sculpted into. The surface is patterned, textured and painted with
abstract geometric forms. His palette has evolved over time from very
bright to soft and subtle."

Susan Evans Boyce (Manchester, WV, USA) (Boyce Pottery)
(Boyce throws her vases and pitchers on the wheel, uses the sgraftito
process to draw her images in fine and lively detail of outdoor scenes,
and especially, of birds. The pieces are twice-fired, with a matte,
usually white glaze [that I presume is applied fairly thinly.] She
warns that her pieces are somewhat porous.)

Nancy Darrell (Marshall, NC, USA)
(Darrell, who was an apprentice of Charles Counts, makes thrown
porcelain of a utilitarian nature, but then decorates them with
coloured glazes, or in some cases with a brown slip that is then


Helen Bates
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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