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Piera Kllanxhja

Contact info:
839 Chipeta Avenue
Grand Junction , CO 81501
p. (970)241-7482
c. (970)234-0214
piera839@bresnan.net
http://www.PieraDesigns.com

Areas of Concentration:

Ceramics/Pottery
Crystalline Glazed
Printmaking
Monotype

Image
Gallery

Afternoon Thoughts - Monoprint $450 framed Mt Garfield in Spring Photograph $120 mounted Forte - Monoprint Colts Dance - Monoprint $310 framed Jade Breath - crystal glazed porcelain $90 Monument Sunset - Photograph $210 framed

Biography & Artist's Statements

Having spend the first four years of my life in Aspen Colorado, when it was just another small mountain town, Western Colorado has continuously  drawn me back to my roots. As  a young girl I was enthralled with the adventures in beauty, exploring the Rocky Mountains on foot and on horseback.

I have  worked with clay since childhood, along with drawing, it is the clearest way for me to express the particular joy I find in nature. Being raised in Manhattan and Colorado, I attended Dalton, in NYC, where, drawing , working with clay and dance where part of leaning. Stopping at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum, was part of my life. Art that sings life's dance has always caught my eye. Just as the line of the cave drawings and the ancient Annasazi pottery, evokes a chorus of melodic forms of nature's dance. Pottery, painting and photography joyously  expresses natures continuous dance.

Having spent time in France, Spain, England, Scotland, and Italy, with a B.A. in Fine Arts, and an A.A. in Commercial Art (being an Art Director in Denver), I now  create  pottery and paintings, and teach art therapy, in lovely  Grand Junction, Colorado. Here there is open space,  surrounded by mountains and wide desert vistas, and of course rivers, hence the  city's  name.

Pottery fully took hold of me as young adult, in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1970's. I started perfecting pottery  designs, surrounded by fine ancient and modern art. Discovering  crystalline glazing in Abiquiu, N.M. in 1991, my life expanded. The exploding atoms can be seen in the crystal glazes as modern, to me they seem to most truly reflect the magic of clay and heat that has always invested Southwest pottery with its strength and mystery.


 

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