Michele Morehouse is a ceramic artist and painter who divides her time between residences in Bodega, California and the small fishing village of Melaque, Mexico. Her love of the natural beauty of the windswept hills and coastline of western Sonoma County with it's abundance of swallows, hummingbirds, sparrows and other wildlife has given her subject matter a sense of alchemy and spirituality
archetypes of interconnectness, expectations and fortune are explored.
Living in Mexico since 1986 has made it's own mark on Michele's imagery. A playful sense of vibrant color and the Mexican concept of "La Fortuna" are celebrated in the images of her paintings, drawings and ceramic candleabras.
Hands are a universal symbol of faith, healing and protection. "Good Luck" and "Home Is" (above and below) were inspired by African tribal stools. These garden sculptures reflect the alchemy and sense of spirit found in the functional world of African art.
Dove Love 44x32
Heart's Desire 32x44 pastel 2003
Heart Felt 12x13x5 2007
collection of Greta Kline
Home is Where the Heart Is
Candleabra glazed earthenware 19x19x6" 2002
Charitas Candlestick 11x71/2x6"
glazed earthenware 2004
collection of Dorje Bond
glazed earthenware stool
14x17" glazed eartheware candleabra 2005
raku 14x9x9" 2004
Mark's Summer Redbird 22x35" pastel
collection Gerald Murphy
Cut Loose 15x12x4"
Birds Eye View 2011
Jar raku 10x6x6 2004 sold
Jar raku 16x12x12 2004 sold
Where the Heart Is
glazed earthenware 21x11x12 2005
Alexander's Cuckoo 22x35 pastel 2003
This page was last updated: January 24, 2013
Doggie Style 20x12x12"
Songbird 30x22" pastel 2010
Prickly Gobby, Things that go Prick in the Night
11x11x4 candlestick earthenware 2010
Jelly Heart, Things that go Prick in the Night
10x10x5" earthenware 2011
SpineFullNess 12x12x6" candlestick earthenware 2011
earthenware jar 2012