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Artist Profile: Karen and Paul Gladstone

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After working in Manhattan, running a farm in Wisconsin, and owning a restaurant in Salt Lake (remember Brumbies?), Karen and Paul Gladstone have retired and discovered the joys of working in ceramics. Karen, President of Clay Arts Utah, and her husband Paul, both work in clay but their styles illustrate the broad range possible through the medium. Watch Karen as she throws clay at the potter’s wheel to create a functional vessel while her husband Paul pinches and bends his raw materials into branching, organic forms. Both artists will have pieces on display in the Clay Arts Utah Show, Biomimicry, opening on March 15 at Art Access.

See video profile in the March 2013 edition of 15 Bytes.

Dale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College and an Masters degree in communications from Westminster College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations.

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  1. What a beautiful portrait of my dear friends Karen and Paul. They spoke so eloquently about the clay and its many nuances. Very well done!

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