BRIDGTON — Gallery 302 will welcome guest artist Rebecca May Verrill from Dec. 4 to Dec. 31 at 112 Main St. There will be an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7.

A western Maine native from Otisfield, Verrill is a potter based in Portland. For more than 20 years, she has been working with clay, firing kilns and teaching others. Verrill holds an MFA in ceramics from the State University of New York, New Paltz.

Over time, her work has reflected her love of creating from nature, using native clays, both red and white earthenware. She has been inspired by organic plant life set against a metropolitan landscape of brick and stone, and is interested in sustainability, a lower impact on the planet.

Verrill works on a potter’s wheel, creating contemporary ceramics which employ a variety of techniques of layered design. Many of her color choices (turquoise, terra cotta, yellow and green) reflect the hues of the southwest where she taught art in Taos, New Mexico, built and fired wood kilns, and developed clay and fiberware work in collaboration with other artists.

Verrill’s unique designs are from her hand-cut stencils, carved and embellished on her pieces. She has taught basket weaving in Norway and created vessels for Norway Brewing Co., among many varied creative projects. 

At 4 p.m. Dec. 7, prior to the reception, she will discuss her work and speak with guests about her philosophy and techniques. 

For more information, call 207-647-2787 or visit gallery302.com.

Work by potter Rebecca May Verrill. Verrill is the December featured artist at Gallery 302 in Bridgton.


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