Clay & Earth ~ What We Stand On
Vicki Gunter has been a working artist since 1971.
As a native of California, the clay state, I love turning clay to stone.
I feel an urgency to create art in this revolutionary time and value clay’s infinite potential − mirroring our own.
My intention is to share work that stirs the visceral will to face our many challenges,
with hope & joy, in the beauty that is in us & all other life. Beauty, that is under our feet & setting sail at our backs.
I spent 45 years working as a dancer, choreographer, massage & dance therapist. My focus toward clay began in 2010. For me, science and art have always been a natural mix. Prior to creating my clay art, I still incorporate my love of research & field observation, by hiking in the woods, internet or garden, with a ruler, camera & sketchbook.
My art draws from the knowledge that everything…us, our food, homes, clothes, tools, toys all come from the ‘clay’ of the earth. My hope is, that we will seek nature-based, just solutions to grow, gather & consume leaving the smallest fingerprint.