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grundlerIris Grundler

Iris Grundler is an accomplished Maryland Artist whose work resides in homes and business throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area. Throughout her life, Iris has experimented with many art media, but chose ceramics and photography to express herself. She creates richly decorated and colored pottery in a wide variety of colors and designs.

teapot_smallIris was born in Peru South America, and moved to U.S. as a teenager. She earned her BSAT – Bachelor of Science in Architecture Technology degree – in 1984 from Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., and immediately began her career as an Architect.  Her architectural journey inspired her, and thus she incorporated in many related aspects in her work: public places, designs, nature and community.  Iris is an artist who is deeply aware of people, time and places. However, she found that her most artistic side was unfulfilled, and thus she began painting for leisure, and in 2005 pursued the study of ceramics.

pot_smallIris celebrates her culture through the study of history – the understanding of glazes and wide range of techniques used in her Art – many as early as 700 BC. Her style and patterns combine elements from her Spanish and Incan heritages along with American influences to produce designs that are uniquely hers. She favors techniques like Mishima – scratching the surface of the clay and filling it with slip –liquid clay, and Sgraffito – several layers of color clay that is scratched, thus exposing multiple layers. When she uses colors, it brings out the composition of lines, shapes and contours, similar to how a composer works with musical notes to create a melody.  Iris‘s art expresses an old saying that “what cannot be seen with eyes can be seen with the heart.”

Galleries where Iris’s work is showing include: Potters Guild of Frederick, Frederick MD, and Ukazoo Books, Towson MD.  Her juried exhibitions include:  Montgomery County Agriculture Fair, Gaithersburg MD; Catonsville Art Fest, Baltimore MD; Art At the Point, Frederick MD; and Art Fest, La Plata, MD.

bowl_smallIris continues her training by taking several workshop/classes each year, as well as attending ceramic conferences, like NCECA-National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

In the early 2000s, Iris’s supportive husband Ed built her an art studio/shop at their home where she creates all of her work.  Her talent as a potter and artist results in creations that spring from her imagination, without imitating the work of others.

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TUESDAY closed
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Dear Friends, ART SOLD IN THE LAST SEVEN (7) DAYS!! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. There are many more beautiful pieces of art to see, so come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

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Dear Friends, TOMORROW, SUNDAY, 8 APRIL, 1-4PM, 2018, Opening Reception for Local Artists Stephanie Boyer & her daughter Andrea Sauer: “Realism and Abstraction: Two Generations of Art” at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery. Come enjoy their artwork along with that of the Gallery’s 45 other Local Artists - in the company of friends and fellow Art lovers. Festive beverages and desserts served

About the Artists:
Stephanie Boyer, inspired by the beauty of nature and everyday objects, enjoys painting her favorite things - seashells, sparkling blue glass, flowers, fruit and ocean vistas. Her detailed oil paintings create a sense of drama by using strong sunlight, shadows, reflective surfaces and vibrant colors.

Andrea Sauer, Stephanie Boyer’s daughter, paints primarily in watercolors with bold compositions and colors that are lush and unexpected. Andrea enjoys painting flowers, still life, children, and landscapes. More recently Andrea has moved towards creating mixed media pieces using a wide variety of materials.

This Mother-Daughter Art Show Runs from 8-to-22 April, 2018. I look forward to seeing you soon! Abundant kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday (CLOSED), Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016
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Dear Friends, MORE NEW Art! at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery in Old Ellicott City, MD. Come find a unique treasure from the original creations of our 47 Local Artists. And enjoy all the shops and restaurants in Old Ellicott City! We look forward to welcoming you. Much kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner / Curator
Robin.Holliday@horsespiritartsgallery.com
HorseSpiritArtsGallery.com
8090 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043
Gallery: 410-461-3505
Open Monday 11AM-6PM, Tuesday CLOSED, Wednesday & Thursday 11AM-6PM, Friday & Saturday 11AM-7PM+, Sunday 11AM-6PM
Voted "Best Art Gallery" Howard County 2016

#hocoarts #hoco #ECStrong #EllicottCity #HoCo #ArtGallery #HoCoArts #OEC #VisitOEC #oldellicottcity #handmadewithlove #handmade #historicellicottcity #mainstreet #mainstreetellicottcity #ellicottcityart #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #ellicottcityart #local
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