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Jacquita Beddo

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Jacquita Beddo

Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Pottery, Drawing, Glass
TypeArtist
Artist Websitehttp://www.ArtByJQ.com
Email jbeddo@artbyjq.com
Mailing Address PO Box 1307
 Abiquiú, NM 87510-1307
Phone 505-670-1462
Sculpture-Functional Ware-Micaceous Clay-Tiles-&-Free-Beans

I am one of those people that love to make things. There is a child within me that is dying to yell out “Look what I made!” Here is my dirty little secret: I want people to buy my stuff. My biggest thrill is when someone is willing to hand over their hard earned cash in order to own something I made. It is a validation that is priceless.

I am involved with several different medias. Some say too many, but I do love clay. The transformative power of the firing process is the kicker for me.  I’m still amazed that the dried mud that went into the kiln comes out the other side as something solid and substantial. Kilns, both old school and new technology, intrigue me. My family likes to tease that I have a kiln habit.

Figurative work makes up the majority of the sculptural shapes I do, but any organic shape can flip my switches. Another thing that gets me going is making things that people use, so I also do functional ware. My hope is to make pieces that will be treasured. I especially like to make unusual shapes such as square plates and platters.

Lately I’ve been playing with colorful Abiquiu themed tiles. Abiquiu is a special place and everything from the landscapes to the animals that inhabit the area can evoke a sense of magic. These tiles are simply fun. There are just too many medias to explore.