& Isabell Daniel
60159 Lookout Ridge Ave
Homer, Alaska 99603
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? I hope so!
There will be a fresh kiln load of pottery for this year's tour and Isabell and I will have some sculpture ongoing in the studio. To read more about my process, here's a link to an interview published by the American Craft Council in fall 2022.
Cynthia Morelli, a 2020 Rasmuson Foundation Fellow, lives and works in Homer, Alaska. In late 2021, she hosted a six week artist-driven residency at her studio with three ceramic sculptors from around the US, and in autumn 2022 was an artist in residence at Hambidge Center in north Georgia. 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 her 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. Morelli exhibits her sculpture and drawings in Alaska and the lower 48, most recently in her June 2022 exhibit titled Core Reverberations at Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer, Alaska.
Please call or email Cynthia with inquiries. Shop online and sign up for her seasonal studio news by visiting her website.
2023 Tour information
Cynthia will participate in person at her studio for the 2023 Homer Pottery Tour. Guest Artist Isabell Daniel from Georgia will be here as well. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the studio, Back Porch Gallery and outdoor kilns. Come meet Isabell, have a cup of tea with us and have a look at what we're working on!
Isabell Daniel of Farmington, Georgia, exhibits her figurative sculpture widely in the lower 48. She taught at the University of North Georgia and around the Southeast. She was the Associate Director of a woodfire based University of Georgia study abroad program in Shigaraki, Japan for many years, though now works primarily in low fire earthenware with colorful underglaze. She has had residencies in Italy and recently together with Cynthia in north Georgia at Hambidge Center, and received her MFA from the University of Georgia. Isabell and Cynthia met while both were working toward their BFA's at Alfred University in New York State.