NEW YORK MILLS -- Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy's creative work is on display at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, along with artworks by her mother, Shirlee Aho Daulton.
The mother-daughter art duo has exhibited together before, but Daulton said the results are always a surprise.
"Our artwork is completed independently and unplanned, but when the show comes together, we're excited to see how our pieces entwine and complement each other. It's a personal achievement for me to exhibit with my daughter," Aho Daulton said.
Both artists work in clay, a medium Shaughnessy began to learn at an early age from her mother and a series of art classes. She is now a ceramic instructor at both the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis and the Edina Art Center. Her work in the exhibit at the regional cultural center is exclusively in clay, using a variety of firing and glazing techniques that include Raku, Saggar firing and soda-glaze firing.
Aho Daulton, whose "Art House" studio on Rush Lake is her workplace from May through October each year, also works in clay, but she often incorporates organic materials like pine needles, okra, raffia and other plant matter into her works. She also has a number of woodcut prints and painted works in the show. She makes handmade paper using such organic materials as iris leaves.
A reception for the artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at the gallery.
Admission is free to visit this and all cultural center gallery shows. Y2Klay (+ Paper) will be on display on the main floor gallery through Sept. 8. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays through August.
Call the cultural center at 385-3339 for more information.
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