I spent many a happy afternoon…
I spent many a happy afternoon all last summer painting ceramics at Belvedere Arts. Susan was so helpful in teaching me to mix paints, how to make a better brush stroke, teaching me how to choose patterns and then helping me to hide mistakes!
Belvedere Arts offers a wonderful, calm place to enjoy your own creativity, perhaps to join a friend painting together – taking a grandchild along for an afternoon of fun, or joining one of the art classes. I cannot recommend the studio highly enough.
When we were first considering a move to Pagosa Springs, one of the most important things to me as a ceramic artist was to find a place to continue my work in clay. I met Susan Martin-Serra, owner of Belvedere Arts when I visited her studio and gallery. I was impressed with how well-equipped the studio was. I had it all… wheels, space to handbuild, lots of glazes and kilns. I really appreciate how well organized and clean the space is! One can come in and work independently, as well as take classes. Susan also employs a studio assistant, Brianna, who is most knowledgeable and helpful. In the six months that I have been working at Belvedere, Susan has improved the space, expanding the studio work areas. There are also lots of opportunities to grow as an artist, as she has workshops to learn new skills in clay as well as other mediums. Belvedere provides a welcoming place to learn something new and improve my skills and I feel very fortunate that it is here in Pagosa Springs. I also love that it is a gallery, where one can purchase pottery, jewelry, glass and other art forms.
Many words describe the process…
Many words describe the process but can never convey the feelings and satisfaction a collaboration engenders.
From that moment in time, through the planning, execution and installation of our fireplace surround, Susan and Brianna were sensitive to our original intent. The inspiration and development of the idea was the smallest part of this successful project; what matters is the energy of purpose, their insight, and their dedication for the project.
Susan and Brianna were the epitome of enthusiasm, effort and skill to bring our moment in time to fulfillment. And, that joyful spirit will have a meaningful continuation.
Linda and Gene
As an artist, it means so much to be able to display my work here in Pagosa Springs. Belvedere Art Gallery is a perfect place to have my work on display with such a great space!
The workshops were fantastic! I learned so much, and I definitely plan to do it again! Thanks Belvedere.
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