Best in Show 1988 was awarded to Dave and Boni Deal. Dave and Boni are an inspiration who have been collaborating not only in their art but in life. Here's a bit more about Dave and Boni:
|Best in Show 1988|
Dave & Boni Deal
Most of our artwork was then, as now, natured-themed. This was a natural outcome from meeting in a mountaineering club, and discovering a shared passion for the outdoors and for art. We eventually settled at our rustic mountainside home where kids were raised amongst pots. We strive to reflect the glory of our surroundings, God's creations, in our work.
|The Deal kids|
The work is still evolving, sometimes literally going 'round a circle past the beginning and 'round again, like recent "Batik Raku" pieces that hark back to Boni's fabric batiks of the 1970's. Dave continually explores clay forms, Boni pursues the imagery, both work on the glazes, and Dave carefully choreographs the final raku firings.
More info about Dave and Boni and dramatic photos of their firings can be found on their website, Dave and Boni Deal.