Photo by Carolyn Waissman

Artists’ Gallery Sunriver Village Celebrates April with Photography & Potters

Artists’ Gallery is featuring Carolyn Waissman Photography and Peter Roussel alternative pottery. On Saturday April 9, from 4-6pm, join the monthly Artists’ Reception, meet the artists and enjoy food and libations.
Carolyn Waissman
“Photography melds my love of nature and art.” Carolyn’s latest portfolio is focused on the wonderland of Central Oregon landscapes and seasonal changes.
“Mt. Bachelor viewed from Sparks Lake or Hosmer Lake views from my kayak,” says Carolyn. “I’ll be featuring images of our Central Oregon classics…..Smith Rock, Paulina Peak, Benham Falls, Tumalo Falls and the Deschutes River. Central Oregon is a world of natural wonder. My love of photography continues to expand with this ever changing field. It allows me to express my love of nature and art in my images.”
Peter Rousell
What in the world is alternative pottery? Peter began his love of working with clay in 1960. Fast forward 55+ years and he is still enjoying working on the potter’s wheel as much as he did in the beginning. Peter works with alternative methods and firing techniques like raku, pit, sagger, fumed, smoked, slip resist glazing techniques and more.
The blacked stripe vase is completed using a slip resist technique, very time consuming. The pot is fired twice and finished with fire. The black carbon from the smoke leaves the lines which were earlier carved into the piece.
The Blue lidded vase is completed using a crawl glaze which during the firing moves around and separates giving texture and a black background to the piece…each is unique and one of a kind. If you’ve been in the gallery you’ve noticed Peter’s horsehair pottery which he is well known for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *