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I love to experiment with many different techniques and styles. Inspiration for my works always comes from nature. Every piece has simple organic form combined with texture, pattern, and color that is most suitable for it.

My works are handmade ceramics. Every piece is unique. I find clay’s natural color and texture very attractive and trying to preserve them in works as much as possible. Glazes are used sporadically and only to highlight or contrast natural beauty of the materials used. Recently I started to experiment with paperclay and it opened new horizons working with clay and offered many new possibilities.

Current Work
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Maple Leaves Vase
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Vase with Maple Leaves
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Vase with Red Berries
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Bowl with Rootbekia
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Vase with Birch Branch
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Plate with California Poppy
Websites and Social Media
Upcoming Events

The Artery an Artists Cooperative

2019 30th Annual California Clay Competition Exhibit at The Artery May 3 - May 31, 2019.
The CCC opening reception at The Artery will occur Friday, May 3, 2019 7-9pm.

The Annual CALIFORNIA CLAY COMPETITION EXHIBIT is sponsored by The Artery and held in conjunction with the California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art (sponsored by the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis).

http://theartery.net/30thccc.html#gallery

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The 2019 ICAN Juried Exhibition winners have been selected! This year’s juror, Ash NeukammAssistant Publications and Online Content Editor of Ceramic Arts Network, had her work cut out for her with all the wonderful submissions we received from our ICAN members. She has selected 20 works to be included in this year’s ICAN Juried Exhibition.

Please join us in congratulating the chosen winners who will have their work proudly displayed from March 27-30, at the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) conference in Minneapolis, MN.

https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ican/juried-show/

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Our 3rd annual ceramic art competition, “Off Center,” features the art of international artists sharing their vision of ceramics. April 5 - May 18, 2019. Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville, CA.

Catalog: https://www.amazon.com/Off-Center-Blue-Line-Arts/dp/1545083304/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536643817&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+line+arts+Off+Center&pldnSite=1

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The Greater Denton Arts Council proudly presents the 32nd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard + Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Since 2017, the exhibition has expanded to include works by international artists. Approximately 70 works will be selected by juror Janet McCall, Executive Director of the Contemporary Craft, for exhibition at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center in Denton, Texas

https://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

Catalog: https://issuu.com/dentonarts/docs/issuu_2

North Carolina Pottery Center

Art of Clay National Juried Show (February 28 – June 15, 2019)

Art of Clay National Juried Show @ The North Carolina Pottery Center. 50 Pieces from 41 Artists from 21 States — It’s the North Carolina Pottery Center’s first ever National Juried Show, and it’s exciting!

http://ncpotterycenter.org/2019/01/31/art-of-clay-national-juried-show/

Workhouse Clay International 2019

December 12, 2018 - May 15, 2019

The Workhouse Arts Center (WAF) is proud to announce its annual Workhouse Clay International Exhibition 2019. This is an “Open Call” for functional and/or sculptural ceramic artworks. The Workhouse Arts Center is excited to continue promoting and exhibiting the best of contemporary ceramic artwork being created throughout the US and abroad

http://www.workhousearts.org/

Artspace 304

Plate and Platter: National Juried Ceramics Exhibition

January 16 - February 22, 2019, at Artspace 304 in downtown Carbondale, IL

November 15 - December 2, 2018: Small Works Show

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Small Is Dynamic!

The Small Works Show is honoring the concept of artwork in any media 12 inches or less in all dimensions.

Juried by Victoria Eubanks, who serves on the board of directors at the Arts Student League of Denver as well as a faculty member. Her work has been exhibited nationally and hangs in corporate collections.

Artwork selected represents various styles and mediums from national as well as international artists. 

https://www.coreartspace.com/now-showing-1/2018/11/11/november-15-december-2-2018-small-works-show

General Info
Marina
Smelik
Address
Palo Alto
CA
94303
Studio Address
Phone Contact
Membership
Clay
Associate
Giving demonstrations and talks
2016