For this exhibition, the majority of works on display by Randy Pottenger are a combination of ceramic and textile elements based on marine coral and plant life. The involved process of ceramic sculpture requires many steps of problem solving and often it is that journey to the finishes product that Randy enjoys the most. Getting her hands involved with the medium creates joy that is reflected in her artwork. "In clay, I also find the potential for playfulness, the surprise, the juxtaposition of ideas that can take on a life of their own as real objects." says Randy. However when the structure and time issues of clay become overwhelming, she turns to the color and immediacy of paint often as a siren song. She finds the ability of the medium to convey the power and nuances of emotion very intriguing.
Among her other accomplishments, Randy helped found Indian Valley Artists of Novato which later became the Art League of Northern California and has been a community art advocate for Novato since 1991. She has taught ceramic classes through the MarinMOCA educational program as well as privately.