PamDesign: Born in Connecticut, raised in Barcelona/Southern Spain, studied in England and finally landed in Florida.
The subtropical climate, vegetation and vast marine life had its own subsequent influence on my sense of design and style. Since my return to the States I have painted numerous custom designed painting projects, in the form of murals, canvas floorcloths, custom hand painted fabric and custom painted furniture. These works comprised the majority of my body of work. I began to develop a keen interest in ceramic work as I concurrently undertook an increasing number of tile mural commissions. My enthusiasm for ceramic work has led me to develop a unique and very personal style in underglaze painting. My work in this area is identified by its lively, almost folkloric pattern, bright colours, and whimsical creatures.
Love of colour and fusion of materials, pigments and glazes inspires me. I relish the saturation of fibre, wood, canvas, or ceramic with pigment, and the further effects of many layers upon surfaces. The added synergy created by firing the ceramics in my kiln takes my design work into a whole other realm, as the heat imparts its unpredictable final touches on what I have started with my brush.
I love working with materials and objects that are easily put to everyday use, and which add a sense of enjoyment and playful enrichment to any living space. I am most happy when know that that my work has brought a smile and a lifting of the spirits to clients!
-Pam Marwede of PamDesign