Impressions in Clay by
Maryland Renaissance Festival
A very limited selection of my work is available for purchase online due to the Covid pandemic shutdown.
My shop is located on the grounds of the Maryland Renaissance Festival and only open during the festival. Mark your calendars for the 2021 season:
Weekends and Labor Day only
August 28 through October 24, 2021
Until we all gather again, please get vaccinated, wear a mask, keep safe distances and wash your hands. We look forward to seeing all of you when we reopen once again hopefully in 2021.
For further information please visit the Maryland Renaissance Festival website:
Kathy Boyland of K Boyland Designs has been creating ceramic art impressions in clay since the 1980's. Botanical impressions are pressed fresh from the garden and fields near my home studio. My husband Steve maintains the garden. He grows them and I smash them! My daughter Stephanie and I collaborate on some of the artwork, her skills are a nice addition.
Before smashing things in clay I was recording images as a medical photographer at Georgetown University Medical Center. Some of the facial features captured in clay represent how patients saw themselves prior to plastic and reconstructive surgery. Later I worked for a government contractor as a computer programmer as well as starting and managing their art department. The recording and documenting detailed information in various forms has been apart of my work for many decades.
Delicate details of nature and days gone by are forever preserved in stoneware clay. All the clay works are uniquely hand formed to capture and reflect nature. The clay is left raw, stained or sections glazed. They are fired multiple times in a kiln. The clay works may be further enhanced to complete the final artwork. The impressions are all one of a kind decorative pieces of art ready to hang on the wall or displayed on a tabletop. The clay works are not to be used to serve food, it is art.
Giclee prints are images of original impressions in clay. Two of the original botanical impressions in clay and giclees are archived permanently at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Take a break, have some fun and see the full selection of artwork in person in 2021 at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. New work is in production for the festival. If you can't wait that long, a limited selection is available for purchase online.