Discover Local Artists: Clay for Earth Day

Tracy Rosof-Petersen, prices range from $400 to $1,200.

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery presents “Earth, Bowl- Sky, Basket,” celebrating Earth Day’s myths and legends on Friday April 15, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. as Earth and its gifts inspire¬† artists to produce the wide variety of work.


Tracy Rosof-Petersen, curator of the event, exhibits pottery with native clays, pigments and firing techniques that echoes Native American art.


Maria Hayden and Jesse Showalter use ancient  pit


firing and saggar techniques to create works that are contemporary, yet echo the past.

They take their works from 1,200-degree fire and plunge them into smoking debris that imparts color for controlled surprises with each piece.

Using polishing stones similar to Native American burnishing technique,s they compress the clay surface until it shines and then apply grasses, seaweed, oats, horsehair and naturally found chemicals to the surfaces.

Maria Hayden, price is $100.

Since the survival of the coral reef along the Palm Beach County coastline is cause for concern, Reef Rescue is the gallery’s guest on this evening.

Jesse Showalter, price of vessel, $45

Reef Relief work to increase public awareness, strengthen grassroots support and promote eco-tourism that protects and preserves coral reef ecosystems.

Pianist Nino DiSilva will entertain visitors to the gallery and wine and food will be offered.

Clay Glass Metal Stone Cooperative Gallery is located at 605 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth. Gallery openings are the first and third Friday of each month from 6-9 p.m.

For information, call (215) 205-9441.