Neon-Cat, Marian Gooding, is a studio ceramic artist working in Fort Worth's Arlington Heights - Camp Bowie Historic District area. Also in the works is a major text on clay science and the materials used to produce functional pottery and/or artware.
Neon-Cat Ceramics utilizes native clays and materials from the Trinity River basin off Trinity Trails in Fort Worth, TX. Each ceramic piece in the RiverWild series is vibrant and alive -- a true treasure to own and behold.
Vases, bottles, urns, containers, sculpture and tiles are coiled or slab built -- never wheel-thrown. Each work of art takes many days to complete -- from collecting the clay, clay processing and screening, to vessel construction, then on to decorating and finally firing, sometimes multiple times, in an electric kiln at temperatures ranging from 1650 - 2330° F. Many pieces are then wood-fired in a pit-kiln for additional color and texture.
From time-to-time Neon-Cat Ceramics presents innovative and unique ceramic sculptures or vessels for purchase.
Education: Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY; Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria; Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
B. S. Chemistry: Texas Wesleyan, Fort Worth, TX.
Feel free to contact Marian at email@example.com or 817-377-2015 for more information.
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Lyme Disease survivor: 1989 - 2006
Encephalitis (HSV-1) survivor: 7-23-12 - present
Grateful student of Christian Science (1987 - present)
View more art work and some photos of the processes involved in their creation here:
Marian Gooding as Neon-Cat or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com maintains only this web site and a Flickr Photo site on the internet. There are many people using the name or label Neon-Cat or other similar names.