Robin Fahey Cameron has been an artist all her life. Originally from Maine, she was making pots when she was very young. Using clay deposits she and her sister found they put the pots into the fireplace embers to harden. Not knowing the reality of firing clay, most exploded! Undaunted and loving arts of all kind Robin kept at it. She received a BA and took graduate courses at the university of Minnesota in Minneapolis, concentrating in Studio Art, Art History and Theater. Since then she has delved into many media, including fine art photography, but maintained her special interest in oil painting and ceramics.
She became proficient on the wheel, then began to experiment more and more with hand-built forms, loving the freedom it gave her in creating large free-form pieces such as textured slabs formed into large vessels, perhaps with a wheel-thrown rim, shapes begun on a potter’s wheel but then cut and reshaped, slabs of clay placed over rocks, given feet and made into wide, open platters. She also enjoys creating purely sculptural forms which include her House of Stick series. Robin’s sense of form and movement, of color and texture remain her own and have developed over the years. She has always enjoyed making her own glazes rather than just buying the ready to use. For her this evolution of shapes colors and textures and their relationships to each other is an exciting journey that is ongoing.
When Robin moved to Maui from the Bay area she had to adjust her pallet for landscape painting; the light and colors of Hawaii are different than those of the golden Northern California hills. Here also she shifted into inly making hand built clay vessels: Boulder Bowls which are shaped on wave washed Maui rocks, large sculptures often incorporating other media such as ironwood, drift wood, wire, etc. Treasure Boxes in all shapes and sizes but which she creates to look “as if they were discovered in an archeological dig”. She began make her Island Dogs (which includes cats, frogs, pigs, and more) which are happy little guys living the Maui life. They surf, paddleboard, lay on the beach, cruise around in roadsters or mopeds, and pose proudly in front of their surfboards.
Robin works from her home studio in the Peahi area of Haiku on the North Shore of Maui.
Many of these are original, one of a kind pieces and may have already sold. Please contact us to find out what is currently available. We will send photos upon request.