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Sculpture and Pottery Artist Lisa Naples

Continuing in my series of artists who work with their hands, I returned once again to Doylestown, PA to shoot sculpture and pottery artist, Lisa Naples. Lisa creates incredible pieces of art, both decorative and functional, that start from simple lumps of clay. On this day, I had the pleasure of watching as she turned those innocuous brown globs into brightly colored bowls and plates. As with all the artists that I’ve researched for this project, Lisa’s work really demonstrates a unique and beautiful perspective. I was especially impressed with her human and animal figures (as well as her human/animal figures), which are according to her, a more recent departure from her more traditional work. Philadelphia Magazine apparently took a shine to her work as well, as they recently awarded Lisa awarded Best of Philly 2010: Gallery Artist. In her spare time (of which she has little), Lisa also organizes the Elephant’s Eye Studio Tour which is an annual tour that welcomes the public into the studios of Bucks County artists. This is a great opportunity to do exactly what I get to do with this series, get an inside look at the artists doing what they do best in their native habitat: a rare treat for the art enthusiast. Enjoy the pictures!

hand and cup sculptureclay bowl potteryrows of hand-crafted bowlssculpture of hand and alphabet blockscolored tilesLisa Naples bird and human sculptureclay sculptures on sillArtist weighing clayartist shaping clayartist edging a clay bowlLisa Naples human sculpturepottery being made by handartistartist hand as she shapes a clay bowlartistartistartist working on a clay bowl in her studioundefinedLisa Naples painting a plate in her studioartist painting plate in her studioartist painting an edge on a clay platebrush drawing an edge on a clay plateLisa Naples admiring her bird and egg sculpturePortrait of Lisa Naples with her bird and egg sculpturePortrait of Lisa Naples outside her Doylestown Pa studioPortrait of Lisa Naples in her Doylestown Pa studio

  • Becky Hill - Nice insight into her work and her space. Great photos and a very interesting project.June 19, 2011 – 8:05 am

  • Helen - Great photos Ben. you are so talented. Next time you go on an artist photo shoot I almost want to go with you & take pictures of YOU at work. seriously!June 20, 2011 – 6:53 am

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