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Thursday, September 19, 2019
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KEITH HERKLOTZ

Blue Hill, Maine 


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The more I look at our society's discards, random leftovers and broken pieces, the more I see the beginnings of new compositions. A small pile of valued material becomes the treasury of new beginnings. I love the freedom in collaging and the challenges of assemblage. Much of my work can be refreshingly simple and direct, others much more involved. Some pieces originated from time spent in the stark beauty of Arizona deserts, some from time at Deer Isle’s Haystack School of Crafts. Working normally as a potter takes weeks to finish a group of pieces; working in this direct and more immediate way is a welcome change. See the beauty here in common things and enjoy each piece’s energy and sometime Zen simplicity.”