“Thrown and Sewn: Pottery/Quilts/Macrame” is the title of Amapola Gallery’s May Featured Artist celebration. Ceramist Iris McDowell and fabric artist Marge Farmer-Page provide an exciting, contrasting display.
“Throw” — to form ceramic objects on a potter’s wheel is an odd word to describe the way Iris McDowell creates her lyrically finished bowls, mugs and pie plates. They are a perfect fusion of art and utility, in elegant shapes, rich color and bands of copper leaf.
Marge Farmer-Page’s meticulous approach also results in practical art. Bed coverings, table linens and even pot holders benefit from her artist’s eye. She puts her imprint on quilts in free hand, bargello and log cabin designs, and more. Her macrame wall hangings and plant and wine holders evoke the 1960s and 70s, with a modern twist.
Experience this utilitarian artistry at Amapola artists’ co-op Gallery, 205 Romero, N.W., on the Plaza in Old Town, through May. Open daily from 10 to 5.
Amapola Gallery, a true artists’ co-op of forty New Mexican artists. All New Mexican all the time. 242-4311 or amapolagallery.com.