Creative Tide Studio is a collaboration of two friends, Circe Davenport and Brooke Andrews, who started working together with clay ten years ago.
They soon discovered that they had similar sensibilities in design and whimsy. Initially sculpting small creatures of the sea, imaginary human like figures “Sea Sprites” that live in and by the sea.
Lately they have branched out in several directions; Brooke who was an art teacher for thirty years is creating a line of modular fish and flower sculptures that hang on walls or sit on tables. Some of the sculptures have lights inside that cast interesting shadows. She has also come up with a method of hand building a Tripod creature. These creatures include dogs, cats, rabbits, fish, crabs and birds that are bowls with three legs, hence the name Tripod.
Circe, whose previous creative outlet had been dance, enjoys the flow of movement one can obtain in sculpting in clay, most especially porcelain. Recently she has been using her painting skills to adorn cups, plates and boxes with bright cheerful designs in whimsical themes that wrap around the clay forms.
In a departure from working in porcelain clay, Circe took a workshop in silk painting and loved it, she grabbed Brooke and off they went on a journey of painting on silk scarves. Both love the freedom of movement, spontaneity and beautiful rich colors that this medium allows.
As you can tell, Play is the key word describing their designs in both clay and silk. They hope you experience Joy while being involved with their artwork.
Come see Brook & Circe whimsy creations at the Art Alliance of Lemon Bay, 452 W. Dearborn St. Olde Englewood Village.
Mon. - Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 11am-3pm