Craft Gallery, 12 Elm St., Rockland, hosts an ongoing ceramic exhibition, “Clay by Women: 4 from Maine.” The show features the work of Autumn Cipala, Jody Johnstone, Gail Savitz and Diana Thomas.

The artists show work that ranges in style and technique.

Barbara Michelena, owner of Craft, has 22 artists on the gallery roster and features the work of a few in a rotating spotlight series.

“There seems to be no obvious uniquely feminine point of view, but each artist has been true to her own interests, ranging from strong to delicate, using a variety of kiln choices and techniques,” Michelena said in a press release.

Cipala maintains a studio practice in St. George. She has landed several residencies and apprenticeships and studied at Alfred University, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the University of Nebraska. She is interested in functional ceramics with historical connections.

Johnstone apprenticed in Japan, where she trained with master teacher Isezaki Sensai. Her recent work features soft forms that reflect her personal nature.

Savitz makes functional pieces in stoneware, porcelain and terracotta at her waterfront studio in Belfast. She studied with Peter Voulkas in Calfornia. She trims her teapots, candlesticks and bowls with frogs, turtles, lizards and rabbits.

Thomas works as a full-time ceramic artist in her Bog Pond studio and gallery in Phillips. Her forms are simple cylinders, spheres, rectangles, squares and ovals, softened and enhanced by colored glazes.

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