Elaine Bolz, lives in Corrales, New Mexico. Her pieces are slab-built and/or sculpted out of white earthenware clay. After a first firing, they are airbrushed and painted with underglazes and then glazed with a clear glaze.
This involves at least two more firings. Sometimes acrylic paint is applied after the piece is fired.
She has always been very interested in art history, in world mythologies, and in exploring the natural world and the affinity between us as human beings and the world. She uses forms, and imagery from nature including the human figure, which she adapts to fit her needs and whims, and she has a love of color and texture.
Here goal is to work with ideas that interplay plane and space, and to create work in which the natural world is viewed as marvelous and beautiful; as something to be honored and protected. Her desire is to produce pieces that have beauty, fantasy, and an element of soft surprise.
The Weyrich Gallery is a creative environment featuring exquisite jewelry, diverse works from dreams, folklore, myth and the earth.
View some of our etchings, woodblock, hand-colored photography, monotypes, limited-edition prints, or handmade fine art books.
CHADO NEW MEXICO promotes an active understanding and appreciation of the Way of Tea in the Urasenke Tradition throughout New Mexico, and works to increase good will and cultural exchange between the United States and Japan.
H: Monday: By Appointment
Tuesday - Friday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday: 11 AM to 5:30 PM
Weyrich Gallery, owned by Valerie and Gary Tibbetts, is a special place. Intuition is the determining factor in the harmony the Tibbetts have orchestrated in their small space whose inspiration is on a grand scale. The thoughtful visitor will soon realize the high level of craftsmanship reflected in the work on display and also the sense that gallery artists seem to have an affinity with each other.
The Weyrich Gallery is full of educational and artistic products and services that bring harmony into ones hectic life. We offer a creative environment featuring exquisite jewelry, paintings, acrylic, pastels, and prints. Also mixed media, glass, metal, wood, clay, fiber, wood block prints, hand colored photography, monotypes, and limited edition prints.