Reinvention is one of the cherished characteristics of American life. Careers are not cast in stone. Swiss-born Angeleno Nadine Schelbert studied fine art and design in college and became the design director for WET, the water feature firm that has created dramatic fountains all over the world from Las Vegas to Dubai. Then she took a ceramics class and that, as the poet said, made all the difference. “I loved the immediacy of the medium, creating things by myself and seeing them instantly take form in front of me.” Her work is a study in dynamic contrast, a tangible exploration of tension and release, fluidity and rigidity, stillness and motion. And in her twisted and torqued planes of clay, Schelbert imagines an analog to the push and pull of human interaction.
Bio written by Thomas Connors