Saxtons River Artisans welcomes new member Allison Ounanian. Allison has worked in a variety of media over the last 30 years including painting, pottery, and pen and ink. Currently working in high fire stoneware, Allison hand builds functional and decorative pieces in white and brown clay, glazing and firing out of Brattleboro Clayworks.
She is particularly interested in surface design. Working full time as a tech writer, Allison finds it hard to make all the time she needs to build in clay. She is also partial to taking ash and cherry saplings from her property and painting them in bright colors and varnish for use in the garden to stake climbing plants. The “quirky sticks in the year-round landscape are delightful to watch”, she notes. Allison has spoken fluent French for 50 years and was a US State Department Level 5 francophone “back in the day,” she laments. “Love of gardening and the outdoors and a steadfast sense of the absurd inform my outlook and art.”