One day while surfing the web, I ran across an image. It was of a gorgeous bowl with lots of texture, luscious glazes that enhanced the bowl’s surface. I had to stop scrolling and learn more. This bowl was made by Marion Angelica. She is a Minnesota artist who went from sculptural to functional clay work. Marion’s college focus was on sculpture at the University of Massachusetts. She took a clay course her senior year. Loved it but had other life experience after college. She married and moved to Minnesota working in the non-profit and educational world until her children went off to college. For years, Marion had been thinking about ceramics. She is now working in porcelain, hand building functional bowls, cups, platters, and more. Each piece always has movement relating to landscapes. I can see Marion’s earlier sculpture emphasis in this current work.