Marcy Rogge came to pottery rather late in life. Always an admirer of ceramic sculptures and functional ware, she took her first pottery class in 1994 as a way to reduce stress from work. In 1996 she became a member of the Fine Line Creative Arts Center and started taking wheel and hand building classes there, as well as surface design and glaze chemistry classes. Through regular classes and workshops she has explored many different firing methods including low-fire and mid-range oxidation, high-fire reduction, raku and pit firing. Ceramic projects over the years have included; wall tiles, dinner ware, functional pieces, and most recently sculptural work.
Ms. Rogge is a founding member of ClayMirth, a group of Fine Line potters, past and present, who enjoy working and playing together. ClayMirth has participated in numerous ceramic shows in the Fox Valley area since 2001. She has been a resident artist at Water Street Studios in Batavia, IL since December 2016.
I like clay!
I also enjoy the comradery and generous sharing spirit of potters. I am inspired by nature, architecture, graphic design, and the ancient art of indigenous people from around the world.
"Gateway to the Gods" currently showing in Sculpture in the Park at Mount St Mary's Park, St Charles, IL. 2018