Permanent Collection

Cathy Weber
Cathy Weber

Cathy Weber is widely recognized for her lovingly rendered visions of commonplace objects. Weber’s work takes the form of paintings, book art, quilts, illuminated manuscripts, cartographic elements and domestic items. The result is visual poetry that addresses spirit, emotion, nature and politics. She feels an urgency to use her artistic process to respond to war, injustice, greed and violence. The act of transforming the ordinary into the beautiful gives her comfort, hope, and support for meeting life’s challenges.

Akio Takamori
Akio Takamori

Takamori was a seminal figure in ceramic art, whose work over the past thirty years has left an enduring impact on the Pacific Northwest arts and the medium itself. His work is often autobiographical, drawing on his life in Japan, his family, and mythological themes. He is known for his coil-built figurative sculptures in which the narrative painting defines the form.  Takamori explored themes of cultural identity by engaging the history of Eastern and Western aesthetics. Bold form and color defines his body of work, which is highly expressive of human emotion and sensuality.

Beth Lo
Beth Lo

Beth Lo has exhibited her work internationally. She was invited to make a new work for the Main Exhibition of the 7th Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale in Korea, 2013. Her figurative sculpture and pottery has been acquired by the Schein-Joseph International Museum of Ceramic Art at Alfred University, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, Microsoft Corporation, Cheney Cowles Museum of Art, the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, the Permanent Collection, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT, and the Hallmark Card Corporation Ceramics Collection.

Doug Turman
Doug Turman

Doug Turman was born in Seattle and raised in Missoula, where he was helped by significant artistic mentors such as Lela Autio and George Gogas. Turman received his BA in Art from Oberlin College and his MFA from the University of Montana. He worked at the Phillips Collection in Washington DC before heading back west to pursue his career in painting and printmaking.

David Shaner
David Shaner

His ceramic vessels and sculpture reflect the beauty of the western landscape and the natural environment. His innovations and success with refined organic forms and the wood firing process made him a leader in ceramics and sought after by museums and private collectors alike.