Marty Celum Biernbaum

Charleston, SC | Exhibiting Since 2001

Over the past many years, my clay work has included functional pottery, sculpture and jewelry. My current pieces reflect nature: drawing and then meticulously incising images of objects such as leaves and dragonflies into my jars, platters, vases and wall pieces. I also sketch images onto stoneware slabs and cut, fold, and twist the clay as new shapes evolve. I formulate my own glazes each piece is dipped or airbrushed with 3-5 layers and accented with over-glazes and oxides. They are then fired multiple times in oxidation to 2200 degrees.