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Deborah L. Bushouse        D. Leigh Arts
Contact info:    Coldwater, MI 49036
        269-580-1857
    Email:    dlbushouse@yahoo.com
    Web:    www.dleigharts.com

Biography:
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.

Artist Statement:
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 design.

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. 

Pastel painting Cups
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gorilla pic cups vase





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