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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

MAGGIE CRESHKOFF

MAGGIE CRESHKOFF

Artist Work

Rusty Angel_2
2006
metal and clay
7" w x 13" h
Rusty Angel_1
2007
metal and clay
6" w x 9 "h
Ash Pot
2007
clay
14" w x 22" h

Artist Information

County
Cecil County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Creshkoff’s current work explores the surprising beauty of decay and shows the rich palette of natural oxidation contrasted with the colors revealed by the action of flame on clay. The juxtaposition of unexpected materials suggest figures seen at the edge of one’s eye, while rusty angels and Madonnas; as formal as those seen in Byzantine and Flemish paintings; emerge from the neglected detritus of the workaday world.

Artist Bio

Maggie Creshkoff is a potter who has worked solely with Cecil County clays since 1982. She lives on a farm and has a wealth of usable materials at her fingertips, due to the pack-ratting instincts of her friends and family; in fact, she founded the Trashy Women in 2004 to better share the riches of a material world. Maggie is also a writer for Cecil Soil Magazine and a recorder player.