Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lively and useful centerpieces

California artist Marge Margulies' work is organic and flowing, often inspired by things such as topographical maps and flower arrangements. Elements of shape are combined, emphasizing fluid forms and rich and subtle color relationships. Each piece is wheel-thrown, then altered or squashed, and painted with colored glazes. They are lightweight as a result of her intention to throw in an even, well-balanced way.

After graduating from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1981 Marge worked for years as a professional studio potter in Philadelphia. In 2008 she moved to northern California where she creates these lively and useful centerpieces.

Any of these stacking sets would make an excellent wedding gift, and we love the 'Happy Couple' pictured at the bottom left as a fun shower gift! Check out our incredible selection of Marge's work at Gallery Fifty Downtown or call 231-946-0610 for more information.