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Deborah Slahta

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Deborah explores the vessel as a three-dimensional canvas, producing finely crafted raku and stoneware pottery. While attending Moravian College and graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics, she began a lifelong passion for clay. “There is an intimacy creating with clay, a transformation via touch, giving life and spirit to the object. I love the feel and smell of clay, a connection to the Earth. With all the technology that surrounds us, I make things with my hands…. Influenced by my love of geometry, marking and measuring with ruler and compass, I use tape-resist, a technique I first experimented with forty years ago.” Multiple layers of glaze flow and combine to create a painterly approach.