On this episode of the Portland Art Museum Podcast, we present the audio interview of Annette Bellamy, edited only for pauses in the conversation and chatter between Annette and the interviewer. The other voice you will hear is Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer of Northwest Art and curator of “the map is not the territory.”
(b. 1951 in Seattle, Washington; lives in Halibut Cove, Alaska)
Annette Bellamy’s art represents the aesthetics of a lifestyle rich and full of contrasts. She has lived in coastal communities and fished commercially in Alaska for more than 40 years, and her work references time on the water, days in remote areas, and travel. Bellamy’s roots as a potter are reflected throughout her work, from the materials and processes she uses to the variety of clay bodies and firing techniques. She uses other materials such as metal, fish skin, flowers, and aged wooden tools to extend the possibilities of clay and to tell a distinct, unique story.
A sampling of Annette’s work can be see at Portland Art Museum through May 5, 2019. See Annette present at Portland Art Museum as part of a PechaKucha talk from February 10, 2019 here – https://youtu.be/nTbsHiI5sZA?t=879