Helayne Friedland

category: Visual,

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Artist Statement

Textures on a wall, the shape of a leaf or bark on a tree , the pattern of shadows or sunlight in a window or on the sidewalk, a shape or color I see while walking down the street. All of these things inform and inspire my work. I am drawn to the quiet, subtle patterns and colors that surround us everyday, in nature and elsewhere. I use both wheel and handbuilding techniques, and alternate between cone six oxidation firing, raku firing  and woodfiring, to create my pieces. Textures and silkscreened images complete the forms. Clay itself is inherently a natural, organic medium-I strive to retain that “natural” quality in all the pieces I create. I have recently begun to expand my interest in printmaking to include prints on paper as well as on my ceramic pieces. In addition to ceramics and printmaking I also work as a graphic designer specializing in print design. You can see more of my work at www.HelayneFriedlandDesigns.com.  

Educational Background

  • Continuing Education classes in printmaking, ceramics and arts administration and business.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
  • High School of Music and Art, New York, New York