Rhonda Cearlock     Vandalia, IL

Experiences with clay, firing techniques, molds and textures have come together in Rhonda's rich, textured, organic, contemporary wall reliefs.

These reliefs are handmade porcelain stoneware and terra cotta clay bodies. Rhonda paints with acrylic and oil patinas and varnishes the pieces, and then mounts them on a wooden framework, for easy hanging.

Rhonda says that In all her years traveling across the country doing art shows, she has spent a lot of time seeing the world through "the window of the van. The patchwork of the fields, seasons changing, the rising and setting sun, landscapes of all textures and colors are the images and experiences that have inspired this recent work."