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Laura L. Goodwin “Khumbaka, the essence of everything”


July 6th - August 3, 2018

Opening July 6th 5pm-7pm

Khumbaka is the retention or holding of breath, the state where there is no inhalation or exhalation. It is considered a vessel. Through vibrant color and simplicity of form, I will explore this concept through my new Barca series, as vessel.

From the very beginning I wanted only to be an artist. My work reflects my life and is greatly influenced by Italian culture, and ad cuisine. From travels to Australia where I discovered an Aboriginal vessel, to mushrooms in the Amazon and ripening mangoes on a farm in Peru, these works are a reflection of what I see. I enjoy sharing my love for shape and form and vibrant color.

Laura Goodwin studied with Paul Soldner and received her BA in Studio Art, Ceramics from Scripps College in the 70s. While attending college, she spent two years studying in Perugia, Italy and received a Certificate of Proficiency in the Italian language. She became interested in glass and apprenticed with master craftsman Craig Zweifel of Idaho. She also attended Pilchuck, spanning a period of 7 years - as a student , artist assistant to Italo Scanga and as a TA/interpreter for Felice Nittolo. After Idaho, she received hre MS in Art Education and Teacher Certification for Art K-12 from SCSU in New Haven C. After she received her MFA in Glass from Southern Illinois University, she attended the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. In 1995 Laura moved to Santa Fe, New Mexicoto work as a an artist assistant for Flo Perkins. She has run the Nambe Glass Studio since 2000.

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