Deborah L. Bushouse D. Leigh Arts
Contact info: Coldwater, MI 49036
I received my Bachelor's Degree in studio art with a focus on ceramics
from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Continuing my
education with graduate work in ceramics at Western Michigan University
allowed me to work, and at the same time, put together my studio in my
hometown of Coldwater, MI.
Graduate work at the University of Michigan and working at the Chelsea
Center for the Arts also increased my learning in children's
education. While living in Ann Arbor, I gained much experience
working in Kay Yourist's Studio and Gallery where I also held my first
solo exhibition of my pottery.
I currently live and work in my studio, making commissioned artwork and
creating beer steins for The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti, MI and other
local breweries. I continue to teach and sell my work at the Open
Door Gallery and Blue Hour Gallery of Marshall. Throughout the
year I travel to art fairs throughout the Midwest such as NUMA's Art
show in Westfield, IN, KIA's Art Fair of Kalamazoo, and others.
Visit my website for more information.
My work is a continuum of my progression as an artist, usually
containing a similar theme through form or glaze design.
Together, they create a familial impression, but are strong enough to
stand alone. I design functional pottery with a contemporary
I choose glazing techniques that accentuate my pieces and are sure not
to distract from the important curves and edges of the clay form.
I throw different combinations of forms on the wheel and then figure
out how best I can put them together to create the most aesthetic
posture which allows me more flexibility to execute my ideas. I
work with high fire stoneware and porcelain clay which is fired in my
electric kiln. Each piece of pottery is individually thrown
making no two exactly alike.
All pottery is dishwasher and microwave safe.
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