Eleanor Moss Rock
Moss Rock has been an artist for more than thirty years. Starting at the Arkansas Art Center, she moved to the mountains in Colorado and finally settled here in the North Coast. She shows her work at the Mendocino Arts Center and other local galleries in Mendocino County.
Moss Rock’s inspiration comes from the clay itself and from the natural beauty of the plants, rocks, and ocean. Each piece becomes its own persona, so no two forms are the same. She expects each piece to challenge the mind of the observer through its shape, form and color. The common thread that comes through in her work is her fascination with roundness and curves. She likens the work of the potter to these words from the traditional folk hymn, “Simple Gifts:”
To turn, to turn, ’twill be our delight
‘till by turning, turning, we come round right.
My work is the tangible result of my fascination with the eternal rhythms of shape and form, roundness and movement. I make organic forms – pieces of sculpture that look as if they have grown from the ground of my imagination.
When I work with clay, I experience a feeling of expansion seeing and sensing something new and unusual taking shape in my hands. Creating organic forms with glazes and clay is a way I can experience flux and plasticity deepening my connection to the earth and to my own internal rhythms.
Ravenscry Studio by appointment 707-964-3466