Marlene Rigby -- Statement
Marlene is "aware~the moment". Her ceramic works have literary and ritual references such as John Gardner's story Angelina’s Diner, Robertson Davies' dialogue "Time is, time was, Time past", and the Japanese Tea Ceremony (Cha-no-yu).
Her wares are vessels, tiles, murals, vases and sculptures that are witness to the moment / remarkable whether good or Faustian, ugly or lovely.
She honors her family, the Vietnam Veterans and the Peaceable Kingdom of flora and fauna.
Long time employed as a social worker and advocate in an urban scene, she began ceramic work in 1992 per the influence of her husband Paul. Her studies are on-going in art courses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
A spirit arises from the heat of Panthera Fires