Maria Wickwire Studio

Maria Wickwire Studio Ceramic Figurative Sculpture, Feminine Archetypes Maria lives and creates in her studio overlooking Big Lake in Mount Vernon, Washington. When not working in her studio, she gardens and watches the birds and other wildlife who share her lakeside home.
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Maria has been creating sculptures which explore the archetypal experiences of women since she first put her hands into clay in 1997. Learn more at Oregon Art Beat on opb.org Like Maria Wickwire Studio on Facebook

Maria has been creating sculptures which explore the archetypal experiences of women since she first put her hands into clay in 1997. Learn more at Oregon Art Beat on opb.org Like Maria Wickwire Studio on Facebook

Operating as usual

Wet clay WIP #treespirit #wetclay #ceramicart #ceramicfigure #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #artforsalebyartist #treesprit...
11/15/2020

Wet clay WIP
#treespirit #wetclay #ceramicart #ceramicfigure #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #artforsalebyartist #treespritsart

Our mama, Rita, passed away, peacefully, in her sleep last night. At last, she can be with Dad, her parents and her dear...
11/13/2020

Our mama, Rita, passed away, peacefully, in her sleep last night. At last, she can be with Dad, her parents and her dear brother, along with many beloved friends. Rest In Peace, Mama. We will always miss you. 💔 Here are a few of my favorite memories of Mama.

Schack Art Center
11/11/2020

Schack Art Center

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#schackartcenter #schackartclasses #everett #everettwa #everettwashington

Sunrise is my favorite time of day! 31 degrees outside over Big Lake this morning. #biglakewashington #sunriseoftheday #...
11/09/2020

Sunrise is my favorite time of day! 31 degrees outside over Big Lake this morning. #biglakewashington #sunriseoftheday #lovemylife❤️

We took a lovely ferry ride out to Guemes Island so Karya could join the wonderful, eclectic collection of Arden Charles...
11/07/2020

We took a lovely ferry ride out to Guemes Island so Karya could join the wonderful, eclectic collection of Arden Charles, which includes pieces by Arden, herself, and many talented Skagit Valley artists like Sue Roberts, Leo Osborne, Christian Carlson, Trina Perry, Catherine Kerwick and others. Karya feels very honored to find her forever home among such company!

Proud of my friend, Peggy!
11/07/2020

Proud of my friend, Peggy!

Watercolorist Peggy Woods captures our love affair with water as no other painter in images that focus on the play of light on water, whether glowing with strong contrast, or misty and moody.

Her quiet observation and remarkable touch invite the viewer to celebrate the tranquil dramas that convey the poignancy of everyday coastal life.

https://www.robschoutengallery.com/peggy-woods/

“Top of the Morning,” watercolor by Peggy Woods
26” x 18.5” - framed 37” x 30” x 1”
$4,200.00

https://www.robschoutengallery.com/peggy-woods-inventory/top-of-the-morning-watercolor-by-peggy-woods
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Gallery/Sculpture Garden Hours:
10 to 5 Weekends, 11 to 5 Weekdays
Tuesdays by appointment.

101 Anthes Avenue
Langley, WA 98260

800-858-5063
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Look what’s coming up in my climbing hydrangea pot! I expect to see fairies next! 🌈 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚
11/06/2020

Look what’s coming up in my climbing hydrangea pot! I expect to see fairies next! 🌈 🧚‍♀️ 🧚‍♂️ 🧚

WIP — Devi   Opened the kiln last night after the ^6 firing. More layers will go on to enrich the colors. One or two mor...
11/03/2020

WIP — Devi Opened the kiln last night after the ^6 firing. More layers will go on to enrich the colors. One or two more firings before she’s done.

Moonset/Sunrise over Big Lake
10/31/2020

Moonset/Sunrise over Big Lake

Happy Halloween, everyone! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween, everyone! 🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻🎃👻

10/29/2020

This is very old piece I did when my nephews were little, one still clinging to his mother and the other with that far-off look of impending independence, but still moored to the safety of home. It was a present for my mom’s 80th birthday. She’ll be 98 in a couple of weeks. I’m sitting with her in the ER, awaiting a room in the full hospital. (No, it’s not Covid.) Last night, things looked dire, but she’s responding to antibiotics and might even be released tomorrow. The silver lining is that I can hold her hand and sit beside her (with a mask). I haven’t been allowed to touch her since the shutdown. My heart is full of gratitude! 💗💗

In the studio today: WIP#devi #figurativeart #ceramicsculpture #claysculpture #clay #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #nature...
10/28/2020

In the studio today: WIP
#devi #figurativeart #ceramicsculpture #claysculpture #clay #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #natureart #goddessart

Inspired by my trip last year  to San Miguel de Allende over Dia de Los Muertos, she is currently at the Perry & Carlson...
10/23/2020

Inspired by my trip last year to San Miguel de Allende over Dia de Los Muertos, she is currently at the Perry & Carlson Gallery. #perryandcarlsongallery #mountvernonwashington #ceramicart #figurativesculpture #diadelosmuertos #dayofthedead #wingandaprayer #pnwsculptors

✅ Vote!
10/20/2020

✅ Vote!

The show continues all this month in downtown Mt Vernon, WA. Be sure to check out the beautiful home furnishings and fas...
10/11/2020

The show continues all this month in downtown Mt Vernon, WA. Be sure to check out the beautiful home furnishings and fashion in the adjoining shop. Open Thursday-Sunday 11-5 PM

“Luna” found her new forever home! I’m not sure if she’ll be hung on a wall or maybe sit on a shelf, but hope to have a ...
10/10/2020

“Luna” found her new forever home! I’m not sure if she’ll be hung on a wall or maybe sit on a shelf, but hope to have a photo of her in her new island home someday.
#artforsalebyartist #clay #ceramicfigure #figurativesculpture #moon #moonsculpture #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #sculpturenorthwest

Ganas took a little trip yesterday to be installed in the Karla Matzke Sculpture Garden Gallery on Camano Island. Her na...
10/09/2020

Ganas took a little trip yesterday to be installed in the Karla Matzke Sculpture Garden Gallery on Camano Island. Her name, Spanish for desire, has to do with reaching out to Life and embracing your potential. If you’re out to visit the new exhibits going on at the gallery, take a peek outside, too! (PS Thank you, Uncle Stein, for your help modifying her plinth!)
#ceramicfigurativesculpture #clay #madeinaskutt #figurativesculpture #figurativeart #camanoisland #karlamatzkefineart #karlamatzkegallery

WIP — drying ever-so-slowly in the kiln. #artforsalebyartist #ceramicfigurativesculpture #clay #claysculpture #madeinask...
10/08/2020

WIP — drying ever-so-slowly in the kiln. #artforsalebyartist #ceramicfigurativesculpture #clay #claysculpture #madeinaskutt #ceramicsculptureculture

“Dark Water” joined the rest of the pieces at Perry & Carlson. Thanks, @christiancarlsonart, for photos of the opening! ...
10/05/2020

“Dark Water” joined the rest of the pieces at Perry & Carlson. Thanks, @christiancarlsonart, for photos of the opening! #perryandcarlsongallery #sculpturenorthwest #mountvernonwashington #skagitart #pnwsculptors #figurativesculpture #ceramicfiguresculpture #madeinaskutt #natureart

Thank you, @sheris6944, for sharing pics of Malika, Desert Queen, in her new home! It’s fun to see her reunited with a c...
10/04/2020

Thank you, @sheris6944, for sharing pics of Malika, Desert Queen, in her new home! It’s fun to see her reunited with a couple of her sisters! They all look great on your altar. #artforsalebyartist #mariawickwire #ceramicfigurativesculpture

Day 10 of the 10-day artists challenge — all the girls together at the gallery opening! This part of the process is the ...
10/04/2020

Day 10 of the 10-day artists challenge — all the girls together at the gallery opening! This part of the process is the time for letting go again and letting these little figures move out into the world and interact on their own. They had a very good day and so did I! I met so many fascinating art lovers, made some new friends, and reconnected with friends I’ve missed these past months. Thank you again to Perry and Carlson Gallery for this opportunity! Thanks to all my fellow artists and friends who came out to the show. Some of you came a long way! 💜
#perryandcarlsongallery #skagitvalley #skagitartists #ceramicfiguresculpture #ceramicsculptureculture#figurativesculpture #contemporaryart #natureart #feminineart #femininearchetypes

I look out this morning at my familiar first glimpse of the day, shrouded in the unknown. Are those shadows beloved land...
10/03/2020

I look out this morning at my familiar first glimpse of the day, shrouded in the unknown. Are those shadows beloved landmarks, waiting to emerge, or do I imagine they are there to reassure myself? Lately, awareness of vulnerability has been a constant in my daily thoughts and perhaps it is for you, too. Vulnerability to visible and invisible elements surrounding us and, always at this stage of my life, to time. I guess I cope with that awareness by putting my hands into clay and singing my song through my hands, following Nature’s imperative, as all living things must do. Today, I am particularly grateful that I have been allowed to sing my song. I will not wonder, at the final moment, what if? Once again, I’m breathing in happiness and breathing out gratitude. 🥰
#gratitude #gratitudeattitude

Day 9 of ten-day artists challenge (part 3) setting up! Whew! Opening artist reception tomorrow at 2-5 PM and the weathe...
10/02/2020

Day 9 of ten-day artists challenge (part 3) setting up! Whew! Opening artist reception tomorrow at 2-5 PM and the weather will be great! Masks and social distancing will guarantee safety for all!
#perryandcarlsongallery #ceramicsculpture #artlovers #skagitvalley #skagitcounty #mountvernonwa

Day 9 of the 10-day artists challenge (part 2) AKA delivery day. The show opens tomorrow afternoon 2-5 pm at the Perry a...
10/02/2020

Day 9 of the 10-day artists challenge (part 2) AKA delivery day. The show opens tomorrow afternoon 2-5 pm at the Perry and Carlson Gallery.
It’s starting to feel real! 😳
#perryandcarlsongallery #contemporarysculpture #ceramicfigure #figurativesculpture #clay #figurativeart #natureart

Packed up and ready to load vehicles for the short drive to deliver these to the Perry and Carlson Gallery for installat...
10/02/2020

Packed up and ready to load vehicles for the short drive to deliver these to the Perry and Carlson Gallery for installation this afternoon. It’s always a finger-crossing endeavor, but this time “Autumn Cascade” and her feathers offer the greatest challenge, so far. Meanwhile, “You See More Than I” looks like she’s going on a relaxing little boating excursion! #perryandcarlsongallery #ceramicsculpture #clay #figurativesculpture

Day 8 of the 10-day artists challenge is this WIP. How did we get her into the kiln? We had to take the whole kiln apart...
10/01/2020

Day 8 of the 10-day artists challenge is this WIP. How did we get her into the kiln? We had to take the whole kiln apart and reassemble it around her. She barely fits! She’ll be snug in there until she slowly dries enough to fire.
#artforsalebyartist #clay #ceramicfigure #ceramicfiguresculpture #madeinaskutt #figurativesculpture #goddessdevi #devi #naturegoddess

I’ve forgotten to number my posts for the ten-day artists challenge, but this works out to day 7, I think. Yesterday was...
09/30/2020

I’ve forgotten to number my posts for the ten-day artists challenge, but this works out to day 7, I think. Yesterday was spent figuring out how to transport some of my more challenging sculptures. This little engineering project might work!🤞 Working out technical problems like this keeps me “entertained” in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. 🥱
#ceramicart #clay #figurativesculpture #madeinaskutt #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #skagitartmusic

Photography day! Last minute preparations for the gallery this weekend and for hosting a Zoom meeting for @pnwsculptors ...
09/29/2020

Photography day! Last minute preparations for the gallery this weekend and for hosting a Zoom meeting for @pnwsculptors in a few weeks.
#perryandcarlsongallery #ceramicsculpture #ceramicfiguresculpture #clay #skagitartists #pnwsculptors #mountvernonwa #madeinaskutt #contemporaryart

Mother, Mother Ocean I thought she was finished, but today she let me know she needed one final touch — just in time for...
09/29/2020

Mother, Mother Ocean
I thought she was finished, but today she let me know she needed one final touch — just in time for her debut at Perry and Carlson Gallery next Saturday. I’m looking forward to greeting art lovers at the reception, where safety measures will be in place. #perryandcarlsongallery #figurativesculpture #figurativeart #ceramicsculpture #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #environmentalart

A Wing and a Prayer for recovery, healing, finding grace in suffering and beauty in our scars.  See her in person at the...
09/28/2020

A Wing and a Prayer for recovery, healing, finding grace in suffering and beauty in our scars.

See her in person at the Perry and Carlson Gallery, opening next Saturday 10/3 from 2-5 PM.
#perryandcarlsongallery #healingart #sculpturenorthwest #clay #ceramicnecklace #figurativeart #contemporarysculpture #ceramicfiguresculpture #ceramicsculptureculture #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #mountvernonwa

For day 4 of the ten-day artist’s challenge, Mnemosyne was in my very first show, at the Guardino Gallery. Her name refe...
09/28/2020

For day 4 of the ten-day artist’s challenge, Mnemosyne was in my very first show, at the Guardino Gallery. Her name refers to the Greek goddess of memory, perhaps a welcome spirit during these strange times.
#sculpturenorthwest #pnwsculptors #ceramicfiguresculpture #clay #mnemosyne #memory #memorymonday #figurativeart #figurativesculpture #madeinaskutt #guardinogallery

Just sayin’!👍😊
09/27/2020

Just sayin’!👍😊

For day 3 of the ten day artists’ challenge, this is Nyx. She is named for the Greek goddess of the night who stood at o...
09/27/2020

For day 3 of the ten day artists’ challenge, this is Nyx. She is named for the Greek goddess of the night who stood at or near the beginning of creation, mother to the gods of sleep, darkness, and death. It was said that even Zeus feared her power and beauty.
#nyxgoddessofnight #nyxgoddessofdarkness #ceramicsculpture #ceramicfiguresculpture #figurativeart #pnwsculptors #skagitartists #sculpturenorthwest #madeinaskutt

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So delightful to be with you and CCA on Saturday.
I just want to say - your work is so beautiful
New Skagit Artist member, Rick Klauber, practices an ancient asian art form: creating hand-carved wooden platforms for viewing stones as they are found in nature. For more information about Rick's interesting process, visit his website https://wwwzhibit.org/klauberstones
Your cover photo is stunning, Did you take the picture?