Artwork by Martye Allen

Artwork Martye Allen

Martye Allen has been working with clay for nearly 40 years, and enjoys working with a variety clays, glazes, and firing methods. In recent years she has felt a desire to return to her drawing and painting roots, and now spends studio time engaged in many different media including throwing pots, building sculptures, drawing with oil pastels, monoprinting with inks, and painting with water soluble oil paints. “Motivation for all my work still begins with my desire to keep the work alive, fresh, and welcoming,” she says. “Ancient rock art and Inuit art continue to be creatively inspiring.”