A new fine art gallery in town is juxtaposing ceramics and photographs, creating unusual and eye-catching exhibits.
Forest and Ocean Gallery opened just a little over a month ago. Eleven artists have their work on display there. Robin Lee Riddell, who lives in San Clemente, is one of those artists. Riddell, who has a background in fashion design and fine arts, creates ceramic pieces out of clay.
"My process is continuos," Riddell said about her art. "You can never learn enough about clay."
Her ceramics mix dark and light clay or porcelain, with titles like "Mad Hatter" and "Let it Flow."
"I just like to play the dark and light off each other," she said, adding it makes a hard surface appear soft.
The gallery is owned by Ludo Leideritz and his wife Barbara, who live in Rancho Santa Margarita. They previously had the gallery in an industrial park in South Coast Metro.