Ronald Shaw + Jeni Licata

Ronald Shaw is a studio potter and teacher living and working in West Palm Beach, Fl. His current body of work is being made using several different construction techniques to create pieces on a large scale, including hand building and sculpting, wheel throwing, stacking and assembling, and coil and paddle using a handmade kick wheel. Once the forms are constructed using stoneware or porcelain clay they are either hand sculpted to create texture or carved and sections removed to create negative space. The formal qualities of his work are influenced by natural structures and textures, along with fractalizations and organic patterns that occur in botany, mycology, and geology.
Jeni Licata is a studio potter living and working in West Palm Beach, FL at The Armory Art Center. After obtaining her B.S. degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida, she began perusing her love of working with clay and teaching adults and youth. Her current body of work is focused on hand building with slabs and press molds, combined with a monoprinting processes onto the clay. She draws her designs on newsprint using underglazes and custom developed slips for bright colors and contrasting designs. The print is then laid on top of the clay and peeled away slowly, leaving the hand drawn image on the clay. Her bright colors and motifs are all inspired from growing up on the beaches and waters of the Sunshine State with summer boat trips to the Bahamas. She continues to work with her local community by directing the youth summer arts program along with teaching classes at the Armory Art Center.

Meet them:

Second Saturday
1/11 | 10-1pm | FREE
Open Studios
Fri 1/3, 1/10, 1/17 + 1/24 | 5-8pm | FREE
Sat 1/4, 1/11, 1/18 + 1/25 | 5-8pm | FREE

Learn from them:

Classes
Second Level Wheel Throwing
Sat 1/4 + 1/11 | 9am-12pm
$30/$23 for BCA Members

Hand Building Imagery
Sun 1/5 + 1/12 | 2:30-5:30pm
$30/$23 for BCA Members

If you would like to learn more about their work or see additional images please visit TheClawAndTheSea.com or visit @TheClawAndTheSea on Instagram for daily pictures of studio activity and new work in progress.