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Martha Cowden

Martha Cowden was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1942 and began serious art study upon graduation from high school.

Her work combines hand built pottery with fiber coiling, a Native American basketry technique.  She believes texture and shape are important parts of her work to help her achieve a variety of effects.

She relies completely on her sense of touch to create one-of-a-kind art.  She enjoys the entire process used to create her hand-built pottery pieces.  Clay, natural fibers, and hand spun yarns are used in various combinations to achieve various effects.  Texture is a very important part of her work and manipulating clay helps to achieve this.

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