Curtis Fest Artist Spotlight: Gerilyn Maslowski

“Everyone wants birds on driftwood…”

Gerilyn crafts ceramic ladies, cats, bunnies, leaves and birds. Many tiles, sculptures, and wall hangings are fired in the American raku style.
This technique involves heating the pottery quickly to high temperatures and cooling it quickly (hoping it doesnt crack). Western raku tends to be vibrant in color. Gerilyn also uses white crackle glaze and experiments with sgraffito (a form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color) tiles mounted on plaques.

About Curtis Fest

Curtis Fest returns to William Curtis Park on Sunday, Aug. 27. More than 60 artisans are expected to show their work at the 11th annual event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the park under the beautiful tree canopy. Curtis Fest has become a Sacramento favorite, and many premier artists have joined the lineup this year.

This free, public event includes food from award winning chef Keith Breedlove of the Culinerdy Cruzer food truck along with delicious street tacos from the Turnt Up food truck. John Merriman, Dianna and the Cherry Kings and the Ranell Carpenter Band will perform.

An expanded petting zoo returns this year as well as the climbing station, and the children’s fairy. Curtis Fest will be followed by Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m.

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