Past, Present, Future
Shannon Good, Maker
This show represents a sampling of my work over the past three decades. Through the years, I’ve been interested in making things both functional and decorative. I began painting again in the early 1990’s after many years of working in textiles. In the late 90’s my focus was divided between painting in oils and working in fiber. I created handmade felt for several years, designing and selling several hundred felt hats under the label, “Imago”. Life changed for me in 1999 and in the first decade of the new century I concentrated my energies towards building my architectural design business into a more viable means of support. Although I didn’t have a lot of time for it, artwork was a refuge for me, a way to go within and be quiet and focused.
I think my design ascetic has affected my creative work, as my more recent paintings are simpler - often depicting vessel shapes. This imagery has carried through to my current involvement with ceramics. I have only recently begun making clay forms, but find this medium to be immensely satisfying. Opening a kiln is like Christmas. Sometimes you get a real prize, sometimes coal.
I hope you enjoy this work. I’ve certainly enjoyed making it.
Shannon Good, September, 2014
A reception will be held on Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 - 8:00pm as part of the Downtown Mount Vernon First Thursday Art Walk.