(Submitted by Lynne Nordquist)

Local artist uses clay to make one-of-a-kind creations

NTAC artist of the week

Throughout the summer, the North Thompson Arts Council will host an artist of the week at the Clearwater Farmer’s Market. On Aug. 14, Lynne Nordquist will have her artwork on display during the market at the Dutch Lake Community Centre.

Nordquist has lived in many places around the world, but now permanently resides in beautiful Clearwater. Her favourite medium to create are sculptures made of clay, something she’s been doing for 40 years.

“My clay technique evolved from my love of drawing,” she told the Times. “Working in clay allows me to add dimension to my drawings.”

Occasionally, Nordquist will make dishware, such as platters or trays, but most of her creations are one-of-a-kind and meant to be displayed on the wall. The colours in her creations come from combinations of glazes, stains and under-glazes, she said, adding the clay sculptures may then be further embellished with low-fired porcelain paints, gliding and other experimental surface treatments.

Inspiration for her creations is derived from her “life-long interests in archeology, mythology, and above all, the beauty of the natural world around me.”

The NTAC is a registered B.C. society that encourages and supports arts and culture projects and any creative pursuit. Membership is open to people of all ages.


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