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'Rust and Pearls' with work by Brenda Scott is the Spiral Gallery's featured exhibit in September

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Brends Scott shows two of the mugs she created for her 'Rust and Pearls' show at The Spiral Gallery.

Brenda Scott's upcoming show at The Spiral Gallery features several juxtaposed styles of art.

One way in which this can be seen is through the different pieces of pottery, which Scott created using wood-fired and electric kilns.

"The wood-fired pieces are darker because the ash from the wood lands on the pots. The electric kiln pieces are brighter, white and more colorful," she said, noting that she typically works with wood-fired pottery. "Wood firing is way more work, but it's where I'm at."

Scott's show "Rust and Pearls" will be featured at The Spiral Gallery through the end of September. There will be an opening reception for the show from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at 341 S. Broadway St.

Along with the pottery pieces, Scott also created pendants featuring darker clay beads, shells and pearls; encaustic pieces; collages and jewelry.

"I'm mostly a potter, but in our solo shows we can highlight other interests," she said. "I'm excited to show different aspects of my work."

She added that she's always appreciated the "worn and formal combination."

"I've been this way since I was a child. My mom is very much everything in its place, clean and a fresh coat of paint. I've always liked holes in my jeans and ripped up shoes," she said. "I feel like my mom and I are that juxtaposition."

Scott also appreciates being able to engage in different styles.

"My last show I did encaustics, and I'm getting more comfortable with that medium. It's so different than painting or collaging," she said, noting that encaustics involves working with beeswax. "I like being able to play with different mediums. I'm very confident with making ceramics, and I like playing with other aspects of art."


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