Bakersfield based potters Lisa & Scott Mayo began their love of pottery while earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees at California State University Bakersfield. Lisa has taught art at the high school and junior high levels since 1996. Scott has worked in the civil engineering field since 1998.
They aspire to create pottery that is not only functional but often times whimsical. The ceramics medium is one that requires patience and experience with the ever-changing variables involved. Experimentation with the clay and firing process helps them to maintain fresh ideas and construction techniques.
For these two working in clay has been a meditative and incredibly humbling experience. The rewards they gain through working together in this challenging medium keep their passion for art and each other thriving. They hope to continue to be able to produce pieces that will touch others in the way that the clay has transformed themselves.
We invite the community to attend the reception for these students on Third Saturday, January 15. from10AM and 4PM.
The BAA Art Center Gallery is located at 1607 19th. Street (near Eye Street). The students will be inviting their families and friends and they hope to see you there also
Artist: Madelyn Johnson
Title: The Icy Sky at Night
oil on canvas 18” x 24”
This painting is an exploration of the American landscape. I use collage and photography in order to arrive at an image that makes sense visually. Considering formal aspects of composition, arrangement, and value is my main focus at this point in my artistic practice.
Artist, Mackenzie Rolin
Statement: The most difficult part of this project was the banana slices and powdered sugar. Even though it was a difficult process to correctly color this piece with only the basic 12 pencils, I am really proud of the detail I put in my artwork.