UH, WOW!! I discovered Anne on a random Google Image search. I adore the quirky images of people, the overabundance of color & THOSE PATTERNS!
Anne, a graduate of Alfred, her work explores "stories depict man's tenuous balance between reality and the unknown, a psychological state that Kraus mined in all her work. The most recent development in her work had been large, wall-mounted tile pictures drenched in color. She kept an active dream journal as the primary source for her art."
Unfortunately there will be no more work from her. She died in 2003.
Alex, a Michigander, is a many time entrant and accepted artist in KC Clay Guild Teabowl National. His pieces are thrown, incised with patterns, waxed, glazed and fired to ^11. His work is popular and sells quickly at Opening Night. As a matter of fact, KC Clay Guild bought one of his teabowls as a Purchase Award a few years ago. To find out more about Alex, his process and his work, go to his website:
YouTube video of Susan's technique