The ridged curl of a dry hibiscus leaf
The closely veined surface of a gladiolus corm
The gills of a forest mushroom illuminated by a shaft of sunlight
The many textured blooms of a coral garden
The time etched ripples of a Yosemite rock face
The sparkle of fresh, dry snow
They amaze, fascinate, and inspire Sandra Byers. Lines and shapes in nature flow gracefully while maintaining a feeling of tension. Forms and surfaces are unified. In porcelain, Byers is trying to catch the delicacy as well as the strength of nature’s details. Those small details do not shout but still deserve our attention. Like the walls of a shell or the petals of a flower, translucent porcelain forms come to life in the sunlight. She is not trying to recreate nature but only capture a feeling, hoping to stimulate those who see her work to stop for a moment and observe the richness of the world around them.
Sandra's work is smaller, under 5 inches in height and width.
6858 Paoli Road • Paoli, Wisconsin 53508 • 608-845-6600 • Located just southwest of Madison