Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
All Dogs, Bedford sculptor Ronnie Gould’s new show at Concord’s Lacoste Gallery recently drew the attention of reporters from WBUR:
In an artist’s statement Gould notes that “I rely on visual information such as how people and animals move, their body gestures and expressions to create my sculptures. Every animal has its own personality, and my goal is to highlight these traits.”
Each of her sculptures is individually hand-built in stoneware with finish firing that could include raku, smoke, or saggar over colored slips and stains. “By manipulating the firings I influence the desired results,” said Gould, “but the lick of the flame and smoke leave their own signature. Just as animals have their own personalities, the firing process adds unique and exciting traits to the sculptures.”
Known among Bedford artists as one of the founders of ArtLink and the annual all-school art show that celebrated its 20th anniversary in May, 2014 Gould is also a founding member of Bedford Center for the Arts, and continues to serve on BCA’s Advisory Board.