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Shirley Keller

Membership: July 9, 2019 Website: Read my blog
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Biographical Info

This year Shirley Keller Published But What About The Children? Diversity is Life: A Memoir by Shirley A. Blair Keller. Keller illustrated the chapters of the book with an art form she calls Ink Quilts. The book is available on Amazon.come in paperback and Kindle.

Hubcap. Dots in acrylic with brush and toothpicks. Work done with recycled items, like hubcaps found in the streets, has become a favorite of Keller’s because she believes making trash into art is inspiring, a way to keep these pieces out of landfills.

Keller continues to be inspired to create dot paintings on recycled metals, wood, gourds, hubcaps, wall switch plates, or any other found object in thrown-away piles that catches her eye. “Each piece takes more time than I like to admit,” says Keller.

Leaf Mask: Redstone Clay with Glazes and Beads by Shirley Keller

Keller enjoys taking a lump of clay and turn it into a ceramic mask. She is always surprised by the outcome. Playing with clay is a source of joy.

Keller attends a ceramic workshop weekly and her favorite sculpting projects are masks from differing clays and designs influenced from various cultures. “I cannot wait to get a lump of clay and see what mask it leads me to,” said Keller.

 

 

Garden of Iris by Shirley Keller. Photography made into gift cards and sold in Keller’s studio
Ceramic ladybugs by S. Keller. Keller uses left over clay to make little critters to give as gifts to children who come to her studio. To see youngsters eyes brighten when an artist gives them a piece of original art to take home is inspiring. It has been Keller’s experience that they open up to share the parts of art that thrill them to do, and see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Mixed Media, Painting
Updated 7 months ago.

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