March 14, 2017 > Clay demonstration by artist Eileen Morrison
Clay demonstration by artist Eileen Morrison
Submitted By Seema Gupta
Ceramics and glass artist Eileen Morrison, a long-time resident of Fremont and member of Olive Hyde Art Guild, will be presenting and demonstrating her art in the Mission Room of Olive Hyde Art Gallery on Wednesday, March 22.
Her creative journey began at age seven in Taiwan when Morrison started training in Chinese Brush Painting from the renowned artist and professor F. J. Fu. After moving to the United States in 1987, she further studied art at Ohlone College, where she earned a Certificate in Painting and Ceramics, following which she took a job there as an assistant to the professor. For over ten years now, after retirement, Morrison has been working at her studio every day, creating delightful ceramic and glass pieces. She builds ceramic vases and fish using the Òslab methodÓ with intricate details, which she finds very calming and relaxing. To create glass artifacts she uses the Òcold fuseÓ method where she cuts pieces of colored glass, arranges them artfully, and fuses them together at 1,400 degrees in a kiln.
Morrison is a member of the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California (ACGA) and has showcased her work at their annual festival for many years. Her beautiful works of art can be viewed and purchased at the Palo Alto Clay and Glass Festival scheduled for the second weekend of July 2017.
At the presentation, Morrison will be displaying some of her pieces and doing a demonstration with clay, making her favorite Òpuffer fish and coralÓ from scratch. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Refreshments will be served. For further information, please check the Guild website at www.olivehydeartguild.org.
Presentation by Eileen Morrison
Wednesday, Mar 22
10 a.m. Ð noon
Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd, Fremont