Becky Maddalena, a native of Washington State, now living in Woodside, has been working in clay for over thirty years. She has been greatly influenced by the Japanese style and philosophy of pottery making - the expressive connection of the artist to his work. Becky's respecful, personal relationship with the clay is apparent in her finished work.
She uses a combination of wheel thrown and hand built techniques, and produces both functional and one of a kind pieces. She works primarily in porcelain in reduction, and finds it's nature exciting, as it lends itself beautfully to a wide scope of surface treatment with glazes, inlay and oxides.
" My attitude towards clay is one of utmost respect for the entire process, from the forming stage, to the composition of surface design and treatment, and most importantly, the mastery of the fire. Each kiln load produces a few pieces where all the elements of the creative pieces come together."
San Francisco potter's Association
Americn Craft's Council
Gathering of Potters
Noel Bett's Gallery of S.F.
"Effects" of San Francisco
A Potter's Gallery
Coastal Art's League Gallery Half Moon Bay
San Mateo County Fair Arts Show
Exhibited in Juried Shows in Bay Area
Private collections in U.S. and Europe
Washington State University, B. A. Art/Education
Postgraduate: U.S.C. Isomata
University of Hawaii
Michael Casson, England
Warren MackKenzie, U.S.A.
Cynthia Bringle, U.S.A.