Ceramics and sculpture
For me, art is in the making. Returning to my Hahei ceramic studio each year is an annual opportunity for experimentation with form, surface texture and colour where the complexity of glaze making, and the vagaries of reduction firing ensure surprise, delight and chagrin. The ceramics shown below are from firings in 2017 and 2018. The painted inflatable pieces are from earlier periods.
Between 1970 and 2018 the traditional ceramics of the 1970's morphed during graduate years into figurative sculpture, experience and environmental installations. Then, post graduation, experimental soft sculpture provided a seemingly endless variety of form with which it was possible to express and exhibit ideas about growth, structure, life and the immensity of the universe. These days this experimental method is applied to multi-panel painting and reticulated glazes, examples of which can be seen on my website under ceramics and or painting.
Betty Collings has been Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles. They have endorsed Betty as a leader in the arts industry.
Over 50 years experience in the visual arts Betty has been an innovator as artist and as curator. A graduate of Ohio State University, Collings holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts. Her extensive exhibition schedule includes numerous solo exhibitions across the U.S.A. and internationally. Group and travelling exhibitions in New Zealand and in the U.S.A.
Betty Collings is a principle founding member of the Mercury Bay Art Escape.
Studio closed 2-10 March
Available December - March by appointment.
17 Patricia Place,
Available April – November by appointment
1991 Hillside Drive, Columbus, OH. USA 43221
Phone: 07 866 3043