Marjorie Robbins and Myra Reichel come together in this unique exhibit with their respective crafts: pottery and weaving. Both are dedicated artists who share a similar work ethic, discovering multiple possibilities through their love of abstract design and love of different color systems. There is a magical quality which is experienced at the completion of a tapestry being cut from the loom or looking at a porcelain vessel coming out of a kiln from a 24 hour wood firing.
For Marjorie, the center of the clay making is her relationship with herself while working on the potters’ wheel. To step into a quiet space while sensing the energy in her body, requires a steadiness that carries the moment of letting go. This movement creates a new form.
For Myra, she is sustained by the love of the weaving process, which is a long, slow, meditative process. It includes preparing the loom, along with the building and bringing to life a drawing through weaving the image line by line, only seeing parts of its true face in a mirror backwards until completed, and then the work is really seen as a whole for the first time. See Myra’s weaving website, https://myrareichel.com
For both, their years of Spiritual Practice have strengthened the values of how craft can be in their practice.