60159 Lookout Ridge Ave
Homer, Alaska 99603
The Covid 19 pandemic poses a poignant question for me about my work. As I make functional pottery, sculpture and drawings, the first physical moment is my hand holding, touching and moving the materials. I cherish that physical contact, the energy it contains, the care and emotions that my touch conveys - does that carry through to the work, to the viewers and users of my work? In these couple years of so little touch, of isolation, distance and loss, I hope it does.
Cynthia Morelli, a 2020 Rasmuson Foundation Fellow, lives and works in Homer, Alaska. Since 2013, she has primarily fired her abstract sculpture and functional wares in an anagama style wood kiln that she designed and built. After receiving a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, she lived in Japan for five years, with a Cultural Visa to study Butoh and calligraphy for three of those years. She resumed working in clay upon moving to Homer in 1993.
2022 Tour information
Cynthia will participate in person along with Homer Artist Jenny Chamberlain at her studio for the 2022 Homer Pottery Tour. We look forward to welcoming visitors through the snowy entrance to the Back Porch Gallery and outdoor kilns at Cynthia's home studio. Please mask indoors.
Directions: I live 9 miles from town. Take East End Rd from town, turn left on East Hill Rd. At the top of the hill, continue straight ahead onto East Skyline Drive for about 4 miles. Turn left on Ohlson Mt. Rd and go 1 mile. Look for Pottery Tour sign on left. My house is about 1,000 feet from Ohlson Mt. Rd - you won't see it from the road, but there will be signs along the driveway, which we share with several neighbors. It's a wooden house, with many levels of roof. You will see the kiln shed straight ahead.
Please call or email Cynthia with inquiries. Shop online and sign up for her seasonal studio news by visiting her website.