Beth Ozarow

"I like to work for a time with a very limited palette, both in terms of color and form. Then, something will pop, a shift will occur, and I'm on my way down an entirely new path. It's endless. I love it when my own work surprises me."

For the past several years, Beth Ozarow has worked with the figure, primarily as busts and heads. In her most recent work, these figures have emerged with a vivid sense of character. Just as writers often describe the experience of their characters "writing themselves," Beth herself does not know who her figures are until she nears the final stages of a work. For her, the characters do not fully emerge until she paints the sculpture.

After studying sculpture at the Rhode Island School of Design in the early 1980s, Beth worked for several years as a studio assistant to Constance Leslie, a sculptor of architectural ceramics. She worked regularly with a wide variety of handbuilding techniques in clay, honing her skills on the sizeable commissions moving through the studio. Since then, she has combined the technical aspects of claywork with her very personal vision in the service of her own art. She uses a combination of slab and coil construction, modeling, and mold making to build her figures, often incorporating several techniques in a single piece. Since 2001 she's put away her glazes to explore the possibilities of applying acrylic paint to her sculpture, a new adventure that has ignited a parallel body of two-dimensional work on wood and paper.

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Entwined #3
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 850
$ 722.50
Entwined #4
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 700
$ 595
Entwined #2
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 750
$ 637.50
Pair of Owls
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 950
$ 807.50
Holding Heart in Orange
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 800
$ 680
Breath / Tree
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Holding Heart in Brown
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 800
$ 680
Waiting
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Divide
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 850
$ 722.50
Two Birds / One Tree
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 800
$ 680
Chakra
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,100
$ 935
Banded
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 495
$ 420.75
Leaf
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,100
$ 935
Snake Man
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,400
$ 1,190
Arm Crossed
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,100
$ 935
Hive
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 1,050
$ 892.50
Red
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 995
$ 845.75
Gray Owl
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 450
$ 382.50
Two Owls
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 450
$ 382.50
Sparrow
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 900
$ 765
From Above
Ceramic Sculpture

by Beth Ozarow
$ 900
$ 765