Clara Sue Coleman
The world is a magical place; the meditation of art-making opens my inner eye to its mystery.
I aim to reveal the inner heart of beauty in being, to entice engagement within the spirit. My paintings and pottery invite the viewer to pause, to explore, to notice.
When I paint, it takes a lot of slow looking to see the layers of color that form our vision. I have to be centered, patient, and focused so that my inner eye opens and then the world glitters and glows with light and story; it is my wish that the viewer lingers in that light and story. With clay, each object is shaped by hand and provides trails for the user to explore: tracks of making invite touch; glaze and decoration attract the eye.
I am inspired by the natural world; a student of slow, patient looking and of the creative act as an expression of reverence and prayer; a seeker of the quiet places of the world and of the heart.