Diane Brown Pottery

                                                              VIVA Gallery Welcomes Diane Brown

VIVA Gallery’s First Thursday reception will be held on September 7, and will showcase the pottery of Diane Marks Brown. Diane, who spends her summers in Viola, is influenced by her surroundings in the Kickapoo Valley. Her pottery blends organic forms, earthen colors and whimsical functionality in objects that can be used every day.

Diane received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Teaching Certificate from the University of Illinois and continued her art education at the Art Institute of Chicago, studying ceramics and art history. She has taught at the high school and university levels in the Chicago area, and kept up with current trends in ceramics through workshops in Illinois, where she spends spring and fall, and in Colorado, where she spends the winter. Her work has been exhibited at venues in Illinois, Indiana and California.