The Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens host a variety of classes and events year-round at Boerner Botanical Gardens.
Meet the Artist – Donna Krischan
June 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Meet the Artist
Friday, June 28 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
More about the Artist
Donna Krischan has published more than 2,000 images in magazines, calendars, books and other publications (e.g. a wall plaque, church bulletins and postcards).
About 60 of those images were on the cover of the publication.
Donna has taught garden photography workshops at UW Madison’s Rhinelander School of the Arts and studio photography for a club in Madison. She has given numerous garden photography presentations at garden events as well as to individual garden clubs.
Donna shares, “I have always found myself being drawn to pottery whenever I came across it. In the Fall of 2011, I took the six-week introductory class at The Potter’s Shop. By the time the class was completed, I was hooked and realized that the medium of clay provides unlimited possibilities! My love of nature and experience as a garden photographer resulted in pottery pursuits centering mostly on the garden. Initially, I combined small wheel thrown and hand built pieces with garden stakes to create what I called totems. A friend’s interest in blacksmithing contributed toward a unique series combining larger totem pieces with awesome one of a kind stakes.
Other subject areas for my clay creations have included hearts, inspirational messages, angels, tiles, buttons, boxes and funky footed bowls. My mixed media art, which was being pursued separately, eventually evolved to incorporate clay pieces. Recently, I found myself wanting to create bigger art for the garden. I began by focusing on hand built spheres. It is so interesting to me that my failures along this path have resulted in some of my favorite pieces and it has taught me so much about myself and the creative process.
My journal is filled with ideas – I can hardly wait to see what comes next!!”