Ceramic Artist, Rita Osborne, has been making functional design pottery for 28 years. Taking her first college class here in Evanston Wyoming, taught by a local artist Liz Enyeart.
Rita has worked with clay for so long it has become part of her everyday life. Planning and designing form the clay will take comes from ideas of the functional form the pot will be used for. Next she draws out the idea and forms it on the potter’s wheel. The finish design reflects the color/texture from nature. Inspiration often comes from the trees, garden and natural forms around her studio. Each piece is designed with attention to function, form and aesthetics.
Rita received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education and 3-D Art at Weber State University. She works from her home studio and exhibits work at many art venues: Clay Arts of Utah, Weber State University, Blyth and Fargo Art Gallery, The Red Kiln and the Patrick Moore Art Gallery in Sugar House.
Currently her artwork displays at local coffee shops Ana’s on Main Street, Serendipity, and Main Street Deli. You can also see more on Facebook: Colors from the Kiln.