Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
Studio Potter Marianne Brown Creates Pottery with Visitors at KY Artisan Center
BEREA, KY. – On Saturday, June 25, Marianne Brown of Lawrenceburg, will demonstrate pottery on the wheel and encourage visitors to participate in the creative act with clay from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea.
Marianne Brown-Mize learned to throw pots at the Indianapolis Art League, spent one year studying at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in TN, and went on to receive her B.F.A. from the Memphis College of Art. She has also taken classes at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
Marianne works in stoneware clay and fires her functional pottery in a gas kiln that she built herself. Her inspiration comes from ancient Persian pottery as well as from contemporary Middle Eastern tiles. She decorates her work with clay stamps and prefers matte soft-hued glazes. Creating a wide variety of forms, she often plays with the juxtaposition of rims and pattern in her work.
Marianne's pottery is regularly available at the Kentucky Artisan Center, located just off Interstate 75 at exit 77 (Berea). The Center’s exhibits, shopping, and travel information areas are all open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the café from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Center currently features works by more than 620 artisans from all across the Commonwealth. For more information call 859-985-5448 or visit the Center’s web site at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
The Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is an agency in the Commerce Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky