Ceramicist Nina Kellogg first put her hands into clay nine years ago,
and they haven’t been out of it much since.
“I played around for two years, and a short time after that, I
went from like to love to addicted,” the Studio City resident said.
Kellogg has taken many community arts classes but has found
intensive workshops over several days to be the most beneficial in
perfecting her own style in the clay-firing process. Kellogg became
so enthusiastic about her craft, she turned her one-car garage into a
studio, and the space is now shared by her three kilns and her
clothes washer and dryer.
This month, Kellogg joins painter Dory Grade and fellow ceramicist
Lorraine Haubold in a show titled “Finding Joy in Nature,” opening
Friday at the Boddy House Gallery in Descanso Gardens.
“Nina specializes in beautiful glazes,” said Grade, who returns to
Descanso for her 29th exhibit.
Grade of Eagle Rock will show her watercolors, acrylics and
drawings. Her work, the result of detailed sketching and what she
refers to as a reaction to nature, offers a depth that seems to draw
the viewer into the vista.
Haubold will show her new work inspired by Impressionism,
featuring floral and water motifs created with inlaid colored clay.