Gifts at 136, an award-winning Maine-made gallery at 136 Main St. in downtown Damariscotta, will continue its popular “Meet the Artist” series from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 with Sue and Roger Bisaillon, of Farmington, otherwise known as Blue Moon Clay Carvers. “Meet the Artist” is free and open to the public.
Blue Moon Clay Carvers has been producing art since 1982 in the foothills of Maine. Carving clay is their specialty, and each art piece is a one-of-a-kind creation. Each piece goes through multiple processes, including a pottery wheel, a slab roller, custom molds, and hand-carving. Sometimes the clay will go through four firings until the final product is ready for sale.
“We are constantly coming up with new designs, which is why our work changes from year to year. Listening to customers helps us to keep motivated and try new ideas,” said Roger Bisaillon.
Blue Moon Clay Carvers has been a staple of the art offerings at Gifts at 136 since its opening in November 2012. “The pieces make us smile with their whimsy and bright colors,” said gallery manager Bruce Johnston.
On Feb. 4, Roger Bisaillon will demonstrate his artistic skill of clay-carving.