Artistic Expressions and Upcoming Events in Michiana
Yvonne Desrosiers-Artist & Promoter
Welcome to the web home of Talisman Art Studio and Productions. You will find that this site is multi-faceted. It will include opportunities to view and purchase the artwork of Yvonne Desrosiers. She is a potter, sculptor and art educator.
In an almost Renaissance fashion, Desrosiers does not limit her creativity or activities to pottery and sculpture. She also works as a tattoo artist, guitarist and producer of solo acoustic performers. This site will provide links to purchase tickets to solo acoustic events and will on occasion serve as a site for the sales of musical instruments and accessories.
Yvonne's pottery and sculpture spans a vsriety of approaches. Although she primarily produces functional wheel thrown ware, she will also handbuild pieces that are a hybrid of sculptural and functional or purely sculptural forms. She is not afraid to imbue her imagery with a sense of humor. She has also cast her sculptures in bronze and takes pride in handling all aspects of the process on her own. As the web gallery develops, you will be able to view her works from a variety of angles and purchase them directly from this website.
Yvonne Desrosiers holds a BA in art from Indiana University and an MA in sculpture from Ball State University. She has been seriously pursuing art endeavors since her high school years and has been creating art for over 40 years. She had juggled family and a full-time secondary school art teaching assignment along with art production until her retirement from teaching in May of 2013. She now has to freedom to devote herself to creative activities.
Through the decades Desrosiers habored a passion for playing guitar. In 2008 she decided to get serious about her playing and began studying with premiere fingerstyle guitarist, Richard Gilewitz. This association fueled the fire and has led to the serious pursuit of learning guitar and advocating for solo performers.
Yvonne is also a founding member of Fire Arts Inc. at 305 E. Colfax Av. in South Bend, IN.
Fire Arts Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission includes providing studio space for 3D artists, exhibition and sales opportunities for resident artists, lectures and other educational programs and classes in sculpture, jewlery, and pottery making. Check the Fire Arts Inc. website for addtional information and a gallery of images for Yvonne's work. http://www.fireartsinc.com