Meet the Artist: Lynnette Hesser

Lynnette Hesser of Wellington, Alabama is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.  

In addition to the exhibition of a single work from each artist, all will participate in a weekend-long sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, in the newly renovated Susan Phillips Gardens. The Friday evening sale is a ticketed event, where guests may browse and shop the sale before the general public.

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Statement

I carve geometric patterns or capture the essence of flowers as I relate the pattern or type of flower to the shape of the clay piece. Intricacy and subtle simplicity of the delicate patterns are deeply carved for a realistic, three-dimensional quality on the surface of the form. The pieces are usually fired with multiple glazes to cone 6 in oxidation.

Lynnette Hesser
(Wellington, Alabama, b. 1958)
Green Carved Flower Vase on Leaf Pedestal, 2012
White stoneware, cone 6 oxidation

Guests of the preview sale on Oct. 31 will have an opportunity to browse and shop the event exclusively and enter to win a $100 credit towards purchase. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktail service by Ursula’s Catering and the Museum Cafe will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The public sale is from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. Regular museum admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.

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