Ceramic Retrospective: Early Works of Three Sisters


The semi-functional and figurative ceramics created by three sisters during the decades preceding their formal educations are presented in a contemporary studio space perfect for observing the nuances of the collection, which causes one to ponder the cultural influences surrounding the sisters during their formative years.

Teehee, you just have to love a little artspeak every now and then. Here is one of my favorite gallery shows: the curator of this show (that would be me) has arranged the works of lumpy ceramics, which have been created by our three girls, in a linear presentation along the top of a studio bookshelf.  If you have lots of loving clay creations around your house, and don‘t know what to do with them, celebrate them in your own exhibition space!  You might even “rotate your show” as new additions arrive in backpacks and lunchboxes.  And, if you have some that are just too large to display, “catalogue” them … this is my subtle way of saying, “take pictures of them before you have to send them to pottery heaven.”   Below are some photos of the pieces that live in our permanent show, from which I find inspiration every day.


If you have a special way of displaying your children’s artwork, we’d love to hear about it – or see it!  You can email any photographs to share@cathyhecknurseryart.com, or tell us about it in a comment.


  1. Christy November 4, 2009

    I think these are lovely…it reminds me of some of the “treasures” I brought home as a kid. I am especially fond of the owl–great use of color!

  2. mamasteg November 4, 2009

    I have similar renditions of these! Plus the pumpkins – remember the pumpkins and angels in third grade? And the nativity scenes the next year… :-)

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    Cathy Heck November 4, 2009

    Send us a picture! … we would love to see them! Just attach to this email address: share@cathyhecknurseryart.com

  4. minnie November 5, 2009

    This put a smile on my face reminding me of all of those wonderful art pieces that came proudly home from school! I love the gallery
    display. Mine are scattered around the house in bookcase nooks and crannies!

  5. Lanie November 5, 2009

    I love it! Those are great and the pics are wonderful. I picked up some colored frames from IKEA a few years back and we have created an “art gallery”. It is very easy to change out the pictures as new ones come along.


  6. elvira pajarola November 6, 2009

    Oh, how lovely! Thank you so much for dropping by in my Tuscany; I loved it!
    What a beautiful surprise looking at your blog; web-site; meeting you and your mam; meeting two artists!
    I love art in every form and I am just delighted to have met you two!!!
    I certainly will enjoy looking at everything and I have to mention: I got many friends with little children, even in the states….so you will be certain they will contact you..!!
    (my sons are 9 and 13)
    so, see you soon!

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