Title: Ocher Bullet with Stripes
10 x 7 x 7"
Weight: 4.0 lbs.
Hand thrown ceramic vase, with pine needle basketry
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Hannie Goldgewicht grew up surrounded by natural beauty, nestled in the mountains of Costa Rica. Since childhood her fascination with all forms of art, led her to explore and experiment with every type of creative medium she could find. She has worked with clay, metal, wood, stone, paper, glass and found objects including pine needles and other natural fibers. Hannie´s passion for color, design and nature come together with her line of simple clean forms that have the rustic feel of the earth, from the clay and pine needles. It is the coming together of two of techniques to create distinctive pieces that blend with harmony. Hannie has participated in many collective exhibitions as well as being accepted into Costa Rican National “Biennales” on numerous occasions. Her work has been in various galleries such as Galeria Regaleme, Galeria Namu, as well as the Museum store at the Museos del Banco Central, Galeria Nacional, and Galeria Calderon Guardia. Together with her husband Leo Gotlibowski, they took on projects such as the creations of 8 life size human indigenous sculptures for the Costa Rican Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. They have recently moved to Los Angeles to embark on a new life and creative career.
I strive to give character and beauty to each piece, making them an expression of my love of texture, design and nature with time mastered workmanship.
Hannie sat at the potter’s wheel for the first time at the age of 3 when she got her first ball of clay. Her childhood was full of crafts learning to use a torch to solder and form jewelry from her mother. She graduates with honors from the school of fine arts at the Universidad de Costa Rica with an emphasis in Sculpture. She traveled through Europe, the Middle East, Central and South America observing and being influenced by the different cultures. It was on a trip to Argentina where she came across for the first time with pine needle basketry learning the technique from master fiber artist Delfa Deriu. She now lives in Los Angeles where she continues to learn and experiment.
• Honorable Mention, Affair in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA., October 2008
• First Place in Ceramics, Affair in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, May 2008
• Best In Show, Emerging Artist, Costa Rican National Craft Show, Fercori, San Jose Costa Rica, 2001 Permanent Collection
• Museos Del Banco Central, PreColombian Museum, San José Costa Rica
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