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behreRebecca Moy Behre

potterycollage_smallMore than 40 years ago as an impressionable teen,  Rebecca Moy Behre’s first experience of working with clay on the potter’s wheel was so full of wonder and deep connection, that it set the trajectory of her whole life.  The pleasure she found in the dynamic between this malleable responsive material and the life, movement and force of the spin in response to her touch, gripped her spirit with a tenacity that has never let go.

acornsquash_smallRebecca grew up the child of practical parents of Chinese descent who valued education and the ancient history of the art & culture from which they came.  It was no coincidence she found the combined engineering, sculpture & usefulness in the making of functional pottery ultimately appealing.

greenridge_smallHer passion for ceramics began in high school, led to setting up her first studio & kiln in her parents’ home & selling her first works by 1976.  Indulging a childhood love for nature, the beauty of gardens & plants, she completed a B.S. from the University of Maryland College Park in Ornamental Horticulture (1977), while simultaneously working on an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Antioch University (1978) after which she was invited to stay on as a full-time instructor, eventually being promoted to Associate Professor (1982).  In 1984 she left teaching, spent time working periodically with friend Bill Knoble at Red Truck Clayworks (production pottery, Upstate NY) while building a house & studio on the 5.8 acres of pasture in Dayton, MD where Greenbridge Pottery is located.

chickenplate_smallWith the invaluable help & support of her parents, husband Evan Behre, family & friends, Greenbridge has become a well-known Artisan Studio & Craft Gallery including: being written up in local & national publications; featured on Maryland Public Television; used in Bean Hollow Coffee & Cafe (Ellicott City, MD) & the Lakepointe Inn (McHentry, MD); making employee anniversary recognition awards for James Rouse’s retirement non-profit and the Enterprise Community Partners;  and makes commemorative items for historic Belmont Manor, MD.

dandelion_smallToday Rebecca resides at Greenbridge with husband Evan, works & runs the business with pottery team members Patty Berry (throwing, glazing, firing, sales), Lori Taylor (slab production, glaze technology), Nick Corso (throwing) & business administrator Karen Isailovic.  Greenbridge clay, glazes & styles fuse traditional & contemporary aesthetic inspirations from classic Chinese forms & 20th century sculptors Brancusi, Moore & Noguchi.  The unique glaze palette was & continues to be developed by Rebecca & Evan (Biochemist by training) and more recently Lori. They derive inspiration from the satin matte surfaces of monochromatic Tang & Song Dynasty porcelains & stonewares, the mottled copper glazes of Chinese Jun ware, the 20th Century American Arts & Crafts movement, and the mixed color concept of American Fiesta ware.



Historic Savage Mill
8600 Foundry Street
Suite 2063

Savage, MD 20763
located in the Cotton Shed (or Barn) building

Gallery Hours

MON 10am–6pm
TUES closed
WED 10am–6pm
THUR 10am–6pm
FRI 10am–6pm
SAT 10am–6pm
SUN 11am–6pm

Dear Friends, Come meet the Artists of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery on Sunday, 10 February, 1-4pm! Discuss art with your favorite Artists and meet new ones! Enjoy live music, festive beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. Below is a list of the Gallery’s 43 Local Artists (by Art Medium):

1. Trudy Babchak – Acrylic, Oil, Impressionist
2. Geraldine Butler – Oil, Abstracts
3. Stephanie Boyer – Oil, Realism/Still Life
4. Nancy Lee Davis – Oil, Modern Impressionist/Colorist, Plein Air
5. Rana Geralis – Oil and Watercolor, Plein Air
6. Laurie L. Hansen – Oil, Acrylic & Engraved Wood – Abstract, Portraits, Plein Air and Still Life
7. Mary Jo Kehne –Paintings and Drawings, Ball-point Pens, Oil Pastels, Oil Sticks and Paint.
8. Brenda Kidera – Oil, Watercolor and Acrylic, Realism
9. Deborah Maklowski – Pastel, Colored Pencil and Mixed Media
10. Alison Leigh Menke – Oil, Plein Air Paintings, Landscapes
11. April Rimpo – Fluid Acrylic and Watercolor
12. Kay Sandler – Pastel, Watercolor and Mixed Media
13. Andrea Sauer – Watercolor and Mixed Media
14. Molly Sims – Oil, Realism
15. Loreen Western –Watercolor, Abstracts
16. Chris Guercio – Alcohol Ink

1. Rebecca Moy Behre – Fine and Functional Pottery
2. Iris Grundler – Fine and Functional Pottery
3. Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh – Fine and Functional
4. Bonnie Zuckerman – Hand-painted Ceramics with Wax Resist Technique

Fiber and Wearable Art:
1. Dalis Davidson – Vibrant Hand Spun, Dyed and Painted Wool and Silk Scarves
2. Joyce Ritter – Unique Quilted Wall Art
3. Loreen Western – Hand Painted Silk Scarves

1. Chris Guercio – Fused Glass, Impressionist, Landscape, Frit Glass Painting
2. Robin Holliday – Crystal Sun Catchers and Mobiles
3. Beverley Hunter – Glass and Ceramic Mosaics
4. Sarah Pick – Fused Glass, Impressionist
5. Alice St. Germain-Gray – Flame Thrower Glass

1. Cecelia Battle – Fanciful Torch Fired Enamels, Hand-forged Metals and Glass Beads
2. Nancy Ennis – Sterling Silver Chainmaille, Bead-weaving, and Hand-forged Metal
3. Dave Hardell – Sterling Silver
4. Robin Holliday – Natural Gem Stone Jewelry
5. Elizabeth Kosterich – Contemporary Fine Art Jewelry
6. Peter Kosterich – Sterling Silver Jewelry
7. Carlos Zepeda – Fine Silver, Natural Shell and Gem Stone Jewelry

Mixed Media (other than paintings):
1. Wendy Ng – Decorated Eggs with Pysanky Technique
2. Allison Pasarew – Intricate Antique Clock Part Sculpted Designs, Framed Wall Art
3. Eileen Williams – Contemporary, Original Mixed Media and Fabric Three-Dimensional Wall Art
4. JeJennifer Hudson – Papercut Art. Framed Intricate, detailed & Original cut paper designs

1. Stephanie Boyer – Still Life
2. Linda Schisler –Cityscapes and Nature, Local and Abroad

1. Dave Hardell – Metal Sculptor
2. Ed Kidera – Steampunk Metal Sculptor
3. Bill Knapp – Sculptor and Fine Furnishings

Specialty Cards:
1. Kathy Daisey – Handmade Specialty Cards with Watercolor Painting, Collage, and Stamping
2. Brenda Kidera – Prints of her Oil Paintings
3. Cecelia Battle - Prints of her Acrylic Paintings

1. Allen Alexopulos – Hand-turned Wooden Artistic Platters, Vases, Urns, and Sculpture
2. Max Crownover – Hand-turned Bowls & Vases
3. Jim Oliver – Hand-turned Bowls, Plates and Vases

In Closing, I look forward to welcoming you to this big event! Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

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Dear Friends, HorseSpirit Arts Gallery is CLOSED SUNDAY, 13 Jan 2019 due to Snow. Look forward to seeing you on Monday! Stay safe. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Friends, Let me introduce you to Local Artist Geraldine Butler – the newest member of HorseSpirit Arts Gallery! Geraldine creates beautiful abstract paintings and I am thrilled to have her join us.

About the Artist: Geraldine Butler is a Maryland based painter whose work is seemingly abstract, although inspired by nature and her surroundings.

Butler received her BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA), where she now teaches painting part time and is a visual arts instructor in their after-school TWIGS program.

During her time at MICA, Butler studied under several renowned contemporary painters such as Mark Karnes, Barry Nemett, James Hennessey, Timothy App, and Sharon Yates, all of whom influenced her work in different ways. Butler has received several awards including juried placement and a scholarship through MICA to study abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. She also received MICA’s Painting Department Recognition Award.

Butler’s work bridges the gap between abstract and representational painting challenging established ideas of what paintings are classified as, and in doing so, diversifies the type of art her viewers can relate to. Butler’s work is founded on her love of these two seemingly different types of painting and following many years of working directly from observation.

Butler exhibits regularly and has participated in several group and solo exhibitions throughout the country and abroad over the last two decades. Butler also participates in several art festivals throughout the region. Her studio in located in Howard County.

In closing: Please come see Geraldine’s paintings along with the original creations of over 40 Local Artists. I look forward to seeing you soon. Abundant Kindness, Robin Holliday

Robin Holliday
HorseSpirit Arts Gallery, Owner/Curator
Cotton Shed (Barn) Building
8600 Foundry Street, Suite 2063, Savage MD, 20763
Gallery: 301-490-2001
Robin’s Cell 410-782-5677

#hocoarts #hoco #ArtGallery #handmade #marylandart #marylandartists #maryland #localart #localartists #shopsmall #shoplocal #shopsmallbusiness #painting #ceramics #sculpture #fusedglass #horsespiritartgallery #fineart #local #HistoricSavageMill #SavageMill #SavageMD #visualarts #art #fiberart #oilpainting #watercolor #ceramics #artist #woodturning #acrylicpainting
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New at HorseSpirit Arte Gallery!!
Come check out @bonnie.zuckerman’s new hand painted ceramic work!
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