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Friday, November 26, 2010

Lucinda paints Maiolica


My Trip to Bountiful





Last week I made a trip to Bountiful to visit with my artist friend, Cindy Ericksen.  I was excited to see her newly finished Garden Mural.  Cindy is a very fine and highly accomplished Potter



This is a very large Mural.  Cindy hand crafted every single tile and then painted them with powder pigments.  They were then fired, in her kiln,  to about 1800 degrees,  not so different from hand painted tiles of the Italian Renaissance, still produced in Italy and other parts of the world today.




This is the upper section of Cindy's Mural. Cindy tells me that she loves to design and paint intricate border details.



Cindy is a very accomplished potter.  She learned her craft through a very strenuous training program at the the University of Utah.  What they didn't teach her and what is seldom taught in the United States is a style of ceramic painting known as Maiolica.    


Not only is Cindy a fine artist she is also a very special person, she is also a very special friend, and a very special fellow artist.

Gina 



2 comments:

  1. Well, you know I a a big fan of this! So nice to see a serious piece. Thanks for sharing this Gina!

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  2. Dear Theresa, Yes, this mural was a large undertaking for Cindy. To think that she came for lessons only 2 years ago to learn painting in the Maiolica style, is pretty amazing.

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