JULY 2022 FEATURED ARTIST

P.A.St.A Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present:

Laura Burgess



Laura tells us "I did not connect with clay as an artistic outlet until mid-life. During a hectic and demanding career, while juggling family, job and my MBA, I needed a healthy outlet to release my frustrations while appealing to my sorely under-utilized creative desires. One summer class gave me the impetus to redirect what little down-time I had into punching, pulling, coiling, pinching, slapping and throwing this amazing and malleable material into anything my imagination desired. I found therapy through clay.

"In the years since, I have received an Associate’s Degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, and set up my first studio in a basement of our house. Currently, my studio has moved above ground – to my garage, but includes a wheel, large Skutt kiln, slap roller and an array of clay and glazes that would make a chameleon dizzy. I am a member of the Professional Artists of St. Augustine Fine Art Gallery, and the secretary of the Northeast Florida Clay Network non-profit association. I predominately work with stoneware, firing to a cone 5 or 6. My work reflects my love of the coastal lifestyle, and my fascination with nature and the ocean.

I consider my work an ongoing process of discovering myself through the process of shaping clay and layering colors. I will always be a student of the clay."

Please come meet Laura and see her new ceramic creations on opening night during First Friday Art Walk, and featured all of July at PAStA Fine Art Gallery!

Also come enjoy the sounds of Wandering Spiral 

                                                        First Friday Art Walk
                                                  July 1  from 5-9 pm


Below are a few of Laura's newest ceramic pieces that you can see through the month of July.

At 40 years old P.A.St.A. Fine Art Gallery is the oldest, fine art retail gallery in the city of St. Augustine. The gallery is located in the heart of the historic art district on 214 Charlotte Street.

For more information visit www.pastagalleryart.com, call or write!

Sneak Peek at Laura's upcoming show

Here are just a few of Laura's ceramic pieces  you can expect to see at First Friday Art Walk and throughout the month of July.