Charlene Randolph is a multi-talented Artist who works primarily in clay, polymer clay and fused glass. Her art ranges from functional, to whimsical to wearable. When Charlene is not teaching others how to express their artsy-side, she is busy creating her own work.
She has been published in several beading magazines, where her unique ceramic pendants were used for project samples and special interest sections. She has also received several awards for her ceramic work over the years, and taught at the Howard County 50 Plus and Senior Center Plus sites through The Columbia Art Center. She sells her art throughout the continental United States, as well as out of her art studio and gallery – The Clay Ground – located in Historic Ellicott City at 3715 Old Columbia Pike.
“I believe I have been given a gift, both as an artist and a teacher. My gifts are multiplied when I share them with others. When I teach, the gift of creating and learning is imparted lovingly to others, many of whom have little confidence in their ability to express themselves artistically. There is a priceless reward that comes in observing their victory. When I create and someone cherishes my work, the Holy Spirit life that is empowering me flows into them. A joyous exchange occurs and lives are changed, perhaps for a moment, perhaps for a season or perhaps even a lifetime. My work is bigger than just me…. It is meant to inspire this current generation and future generations to come. It is for the glory of God, The One True Creator.”
Charlene lives with her wonderful husband Kent, and their adorable dog, Lucy. All three share a workspace at their Ellicott City Art Studio and Gallery. Kent and Charlene have turned their desire for better health into a fabulous organic juice and smoothie bar called Jehovah Java. They have two grown children and three awesome grandchildren.