Lynn Marie Dwyer, Mixed- Media Sculpture
Hi, I’m Lynn Marie Dwyer, and I am a mixed-media artist working primarily in clay.
I love to capture motion in my art – I love a variety of perspectives… texture: metal with clay contrasting the strong with the fragile – alternative-firing processes creating new effects…. I’m always trying something different. I specialize in handbuilt sculpture. I rarely make the same thing twice.
Creating is a spiritual aspect in my life; art to me is very intimate. When I create, I am completely in it. Time looses meaning. And through my life, have learned tons from dissecting my own work after making it. And being the seeker that I am, I love getting those perspectives.
For years before clay, I was known as The Mad Hatter, a fiber artist creating functional art with original hats and adornments that made people smile. Until I met clay, and fell in love. I put down the wool.
I have continued to teach primitive handbuilding with Clay to children and adults here, introducing new perspective and having the experience of creating with other people, brings a great inspiration to me. Take a workshop! They are always geared toward every skill level.
Former Executive Director:
Gilmer Arts & Heritage Association, Ellijay GA
Former Resident Clay Artist:
Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, Blue Ridge GA
Current Art Director:
Heartwood Health, Art & Yoga Retreat Center, Blue Ridge GA
Awarded the Fannin County 2009 Grassroots Grant- working with a disabled adult population in rural North Georgia at the Mineral Springs Center.
My work is collected internationally and throughout the United States.