Impressions in Clay by
Maryland Renaissance Festival
A very limited selection of my work is available for purchase online.
The Maryland Renaissance Festival was not open for the 2020 season due to Covid restrictions. My shop is only open during the festival. Please wear a mask, keep safe distances, wash your hands. We look forward to seeing all of you when we reopen the shop once again in 2021. New work will be introduced as well.
For further information 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. The sculptural impressions are created throughout the year.
Before smashing things in clay I was recording images as a medical photographer at Georgetown University. Many 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 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 and magnets are images of original impressions in clay. Two of the original botanical impressions in clay and digital lithographs are archived permanently at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Take a break, have some fun and see the full selection of impressions in person in 2021 at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. If you can't wait that long, a limited selection is available for purchase online.