Marie Gougeon

Nature’s Imprint in Porcelain and Stoneware Pottery
I grew up in Mid Michigan, always involved in art and the outdoors. My deep respect and love for
nature is often reflected in my work.
A degree in Commercial Art and Illustration has complimented my fine art skills greatly. My
career includes more than 35 years of working in graphic design, achieving the level of Art
Director for a large Corporation for 11 years. Other artist skills include: computer illustration,
painting, pottery and teaching, all of which has enriched my experiences and helped me share
my knowledge.
Pottery had always been a hobby when I was working. Taking classes at various colleges,
private studios, art centers and participation with pottery guilds. For over 20 years my pottery
has evolved to include my illustration and design background by creating original hand carved
designs to add textures, or original pieces that include botanicals. Arranging of flowers & leaves
impressed into the clay. These original, one of a kind pieces, celebrate the detailed intricacies of
nature. Many different shaped of hand-built pieces (oval & square) are also unique in the fact I
finish both sides of plates, platters and bowls.
Thrown pieces are made mostly for raku and horsehair raku firing. With the Horsehair raku, the
pieces are enhanced with sprayed colors along with the unpredictable black squiggle lines from
the burned horsehair. The glazing process includes multiple layers of glazes to highlight the textures of the carved and
impressed designs.

Pieces are made with high fired Clay & Glazes.
They are Food Safe, Oven, Microwave, & Dishwater Safe

I have been doing Pottery for over 20 years. I sell my work at numerous juried Michigan Fine Art
Fairs and Galleries & am involved with the Cracked Pot Clay Studio Tour.
The focus of my creations is nature and growing things: always looking at the detail, textures
and patterns of the world around us. I share my relationship to nature through my art, and hope
to share that beauty.

Organizations and Galleries Exhibiting:
Jackson Pottery & Clay Guild
2003 – Member
2004 – 2005 – Promotional Chair
2006 – 2007 – President of the guild
Working Women Artist – Member 9 years
1998- 2007 – Lansing Art Gallery member and exhibitor
2005 to present Shiawassee Council for the Arts member and exhibitor
2004 – 2009 – Art & Soul, Traverse City exhibitor
2004 – 2016 – Fernwood Nature preserve, Niles, Michigan exhibitor
2006 – 2011 – Big Tree Gallery, Jackson, Michigan
2004 – 2007 – Yours Truly, Grand Rapids, Michigan
2010 – 2016 – Battle Creek Art Center
2012 – Present Great Lakes Artwork, Lansing, Michigan
2014 – Grove Street Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan
2013 – Present Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, Michigan exhibitor
2016 – Present Shiawassee Art Guild, Owosso, Michigan
2016 – Present Shiawassee Art Center, Owosso, Michigan
2018 – Present Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan

Art Fairs and Exhibits
Interlochen Wine, Food and Fine Art Festival 2007
On the Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 2004 & 2007
Arts Market, Leland, MI 2006 – 2018
Northern Michigan Outdoor Art Festival, Traverse City, MI 2003, 04 & 07, 11 – 18
ArtFest on the River, Williamston, Mi 2003 – 2006
Taste of the Senses Clinton Township, Mi 2007 – 2008
Flora & Fauna, Ann Arbor, MI 2006 – 2007
Sandhill Crane Fest, Baker sanctuary, Bellevue, MI 2003 – 2005, 2007
Michigan State University Summer Arts & Crafts Sale 2002 – 2005
Michigan State University Holiday Art & Craft Sale 2002 – 2018
Jackson Pottery & Clay Guild’s, Mug & Bowl Sale 2003 – 2006
Jackson Pottery & Clay Guild’s, Annual Holiday Sale 2003 – 2007
Annual Michigan Master Gardening Conference, MSU 2003 – 2007
Michigan Herbal Association Conference 2015 & 2018
Michigan Wildflower Conference, MSU 2005– 2018
Gardening Day, MSU 2004 – 2018
Chelsea Art Festival 2005, 2006
Michigan Art Exhibit, Shiawassee Art Council 2005, 2017, 2018
Marshall Fountain Fair 2003 – 2006
Bronson Park, Kalamazoo, MI 2012 – 2016 & 18
Lac Ste. Clare, Sin Clair Shores, MI 2007 – 2018
Common Ground, Birmingham, MI 2008 & 2014
Reeds Lake, East Grand Rapids, MI 2015 – 2018
Orchard Lake, Bloomfield Hills, MI 2013
Alden Art Fair, Alden, MI 2015 & 2018
Art on the Grand, Farmington 2017
Cracked Pot Clay Studio Tour 2018 &2019

Teaching & Workshop Presentations
2006 Michigan Art Educators Association Conference, Lansing Michigan – Clay Stamps
2006 Michigan Art Educators Association Conference, Lansing Michigan with Jackson Pottery & Clay
Guild -Clay Games
Classes & Workshops in my studio since 2004 to present.
Art Unlimited, Okemos, MI, Fall 2016 through Spring 2017
Smart Program, Shiawassee Art Council, 2018 – Present

Awards
Best of Category Port Huron Fine Art Fair 2010
2 nd Place Lac Ste Clare Art Fair 2011
Honorable Mention Lac Ste. Clare Art Fair 2012
Honorable Mention Michigan Art Exhibit,
Shiawassee Art Council 2005
Honorable Mention Lac Ste Clare Art Fair 2017


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