Francis Marion University in Florence, SC, is presenting the exhibit, Feather Pottery by Sasha and Tari Federer, on view in the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery through Mar. 29, 2012.
Sasha and Tari Federer have been working with clay for over 35 years. Sasha, born in Prague, Czech Republic, moved to the USA in the early 70’s. He studied ceramic art in Washington, Wisconsin, and worked for three years as a professional potter in New Hampshire and served as artist-in-residence with the National Endowment for the Arts. Tari spent much of her life in the Southwest. She studied as an art major at Ventura College and the University of California Santa Barbara. Ten years ago she closed her studio in North Carolina and moved to Florence, SC, to marry and join forces with Sasha. Their joining has resulted in a creative collaboration in their quest to create objects of beauty and functionality in clay.
In addition to exhibiting at The Chameleon Art Gallery in Darlington, SC, Lowcountry Artists, Ltd. in Charleston, SC, and Interiors of Asheville, in Asheville, NC, Tari and Sasha have jointly made one of their artistic dreams come true by opening the Running Horse Gallery beside their studio and home in Florence, SC. Their artwork is one-of-a kind, hand crafted, using an array of firing techniques and surface decoration. Occasionally, the couple will work on the same piece. When this is done, it is signed Satari, a combination of both names.
For further information call FMU at 843/661-1385 or visit (http://departments.fmarion.edu/finearts/gallery.htm).