ceramic studio and gallery


mixed media work by

Steve Mortz | Brian Somers

pictoglyphs                                 clayficactions

September 22 - November 8

Modern Glaze is now open by appointment, Wednesday-Sunday, 12-6.
Please email contact@modernglaze or call 206 949 4007.

Brian Somers works in five art arenas; Clay, Art on Paper, Sculpture, Painting and Photography. To each of these disciplines  he brings a rich tapestry of symbolic and cultural influences which inform his search for the timelessness in mythic cultures, weaving layered objects of depth and beauty. Enshrined in each ceramic piece in this show, is a Daoistic dance of opposites, light and dark, complementary colors and differing materials embracing an authentic simple aesthetic.

Steve Mortz has embraced his lifelong passion for drawing and doodling re-imagined through spontaneous experimentation with materials, collage and color. His internal dialogue explores hieroglyphics, prehistoric cave paintings and ancient art with a modern sensibility.

Brian Somers

Steve Mortz

After Mark Strathy - Seattle Views

An Invitational

The artist Mark Strathy (1953-2015) was a Seattle native who lived much of his academic and artistic career in New York City and Connecticut. He received his BFA from the University of Washington in painting where he studied with Jacob Lawrence, he went on to receive his MFA in painting from Brooklyn College. He taught for many years at Central Connecticut State University.

Mark Strathy was a storyteller, a translator of dreams as compelling as the best works of the medieval and renaissance artists he revered. His large works are mysterious and surreal, filled with a surplus of imagery, exposing magical possibilities from his rich imagination.

Modern Glaze has gathered a collection of watercolors  Mark Strathy created over a time when visiting the Pacific northwest. These smaller works, on display in the gallery, represent some of  Strathy’s favorite haunts and neighborhoods, and are an infinitesimal sampling of the creative brilliance exhibited in his prolific life’s work.

This show is also an invitational to long-term artist friends to create artwork inspired by Mark Strathy and have paired them accordingly.

Added to the virtual show are some of Mark Strathy’s more recent work (2010-2015) that are not physically on display.

Mark Strathy, Laura Brodax, Bette Burgoyne, Sean Gallagher, David C. Kane, Toby Kilpatrick, Rachel Siporin, Deborah Stevenson and Lana Sundberg.

Modern Glaze is now open by appointment, Thursday-Sat, 12-6.
Please email contact@modernglaze or call 206 949 4007.

Modern Glaze Holiday Show

clay work by

Laura Brodax

also featuring work by Art Garcia, Juliana Wisdom, and Zeno Sieler

Gallery Hours

Friday and Saturday 11am - 5pm



clay work by

Lana Sundberg | Juliana Wisdom

September 15 - November 9
Opening Sunday, September 15 4 - 7 pm

Lana Sundberg Helena   18" high
Juliana WisdomTiny Bust  3.75" x 2.5" x 1.5"

Small Egg   3.5” x 2” x 2.5”

Lana Sundberg is a Seattle-based multi-media artist.  Lana received a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Washington. She works as an artist and teacher.

Juliana Wisdom  grew up in Southern California. She received her BFA from the University of Washington in 2010, and will complete an MFA at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2020. She has been an artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School and A-Z West, an ArtBridge Fellow at Pratt Fine Arts Center, and was selected as a participating artist for the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens’ /five program in 2017. She is currently based in Philadelphia.

        Lana Sundberg
Juliana Wisdom

Juliana Wisdom

Pop Up Art Sale - Meet the Artists!

November 16 - November 30
Opening Saturday, November 16 3 - 6 pm