We are driven as Artists to do things sometimes that are not understood. Motivations that call us to places so we can fulfill a truth. Call it the " Inner Truth Magnet". I came to Northern Arizona as a student, now I work full time as an Artist. I work with pottery shapes, that are usually altered. I love to use texture, leather and lace on my Masks.
"Baby Blue Shaman" 9"x4"-$120.00
Rhonda A. Davis, a Ceramic Artist, born in 1955, is a native of Arizona. Works with porcelain, a high fired clay." I create curvilinear vessels, and masks. My glazes are crystalline. Occasionally I work with Raku firing.The subtle colors are used to enhance the forms. The masks are a transformation of human emotions. They go from Rage to Peaceful Meditation. Hence the name Raging Clay.
Blue Nickel glaze12"x8"
Self portrait, 1992,
" Let your inner self match your outer self"
I began making the style of masks I handbuild today in 1990. They have trasformed from Raging faces to Peaceful Shamans.
"Broken Boat Blues" $120.00 " 13"x6"
"Solar Flares" $ 89.00 12"x5"
Raku fired mask, with added feathers. " Solar Flares" 12"x5"
Raku fired mask. 13"x7". 89.00
Each load of pots are unique!
An unfired load of crystalline glazed pots.