Fanta Watson is a painter and potter. Her pieces contain in them the intimacy of touch. In her
work there is a focus on textures which results in an element of relief to her paintings and has
moved her pottery towards the functional. Real connection shared in an honest felt way. A felt
sense that breathes authentic through the material. Relief. The passionate texture moves quick
Her paintings are a conversation taking place on the canvas that saunters back and forth
between form, color, and texture. The balancing of a feeling, the give and take of emotion.
Landscapes of impressionist emotions which often start out figuratively, like the simplicity of a
small kitchen scene is then ripped open and covered by emotion.
shape. in her nonfigurative abstract work. Her work is profoundly influenced by the sea and the
desert. There is an element of water and earth.
Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Fanta fell in love with clay when she took her first pottery class
at the age of thirteen. She has been making pots ever since.
She teaches at Studio Arts in Boulder. She studied at The San Francisco Art Academy,
University de Barcelona Bellas Arts, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Fanta splits her
time between Boulder and Barcelona where she works alongside her Catalan husband and
fellow artist Sergi Gomis. Her pottery has been shown and sold in Barcelona, Los Angeles and
Fanta Watson - no rules, have at it
Intimacy of touch
a point of calm or of vibrancy
impressions on clay bodies
a conversation on canvas
the family jewels
abstract Divine dreamscapes
a sea of flesh with eyeshadow
desert rose colored glasses
pastel shades fade to beckon me out a small window
Painter and potter, my work is based in functional beauty. I like hues of gold and creating little
sanctuaries, points of calm or of vibrancy, for the viewer to settle in to or be energized by. I
move in textured feeling, exploring through acrylics, different glazes, relief, and carving, the
intimacy of the tactile. The Mediterranean sea rolls into my paintings and the New Mexican
desert spreads out over the canvas; both have also influenced my pottery. Pastel shades fade
to beckon me into an abstract dreamscape, a mica spangled sea, desert rose-colored glasses.
Impressions on clay bodies, little pieces you can hold in your hands, containers for us to sip our
tea. To find the calm, to find the excitement. That is what I hope my pieces help do, that is the
work I aim for. Creating a conversation on the canvas, finding balance in the form of a cup, the
give and take of emotion in art. I like to take the figurative or the landscape and rip it open with
feeling lip to lip.