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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Martha Cowden

I was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1942. I began serious art study upon graduation from high school. I am a high honors Fine Arts graduate of Sinclair community college in Dayton. My work combines hand-built pottery with fiber coiling, a Native American basketry technique. I believe texture and shape are important parts of my work and help me achieve a variety of effects.

Since going blind at the age of 32, all of my work has been tactual. I rely totally on my sense of touch to create my pieces. I enjoy the entire process — with texture being very important and manipulating clay very satisfying.

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