POMEROY — Carmen Schultz’s artistic creations in pottery and paintings will be on exhibit at the Athens Public Library on Home Street in Athens from Feb. 6 to 28.
Schultz , who lives near Chester, has been working in clay as a hobby since 2001 and exhibiting her pottery at local arts and craft fairs.
She remains fascinating with the process of making pottery and says each time she opens a kiln she is amazed how something so beautiful can come from a clump of mud.
The painting came as an extension of her pottery work. She took a few painting lessons and got together weekly with friends who painted and watched their process of creating art. Wanting to learn more, she enrolled in an impressionist painting class to gain the skill of how to pop more color and movement into her paintings. The result of that class was about detail and the use of color, and taught her how to to omit some things and mute others, to even rearrange elements to create a composition that viewers might like.
She said that she has the same joy in a completed painting, as she has when taking that clump of clay turned pottery from the kiln.
A reception for Carman will be held at the Athens Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Library.