Earth, Hand and Fire

Ceramic art by Lisa Goldfarb

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Earth, Hand and Fire

Local ceramicist Lisa Goldfarb. Ceramics are generally made by taking mixtures of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water and shaping them into desired forms. Once the ceramic has been shaped, it is fired in a high temperature oven known as a kiln. Often, ceramics are covered in decorative, waterproof, paint-like substances known as glazes.

With great satisfaction, Lisa Goldfarb has been crafting ceramics her entire life. However, she only recently began exhibiting and commissioning her unique designs. Lisa makes contemporary pieces using the raku glazing skill with a variety of glazes. Her signature technique creations are slab-built reliquaries. Although a ceramic piece may be created with a particular emotion in mind, Lisa loves the mystery and unpredictability of her end products. She believes they encourage the element of surprise, combined with one’s interpretation of feeling and emotion. Lisa continues to love learning new techniques, enjoys challenging herself creatively, and continues to carry on her mother’s love for beauty by integrating nature into her ceramics.