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Sergeantsville artist opens Artsbridge series


Artsbridge begins its Distinguished Artist Series for the new year with Phoebe Wiley, a Sergeantsville, N.J., artist working in oils and clay at her Long Lane Farm Studio.

“From Figuration to Abstraction in Painting and Ceramics” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Prallsville Mills, Stockton, N.J.

Making art for 40 years, Wiley started by producing figurative work, including plein air landscapes, studio still life and figures.

A desire to work in three dimensions led to a long-term study of ceramics, developing skills in wheel throwing, glazing, and hand-building of mostly useful objects. She developed her pottery business, Long Lane Farm Studio, producing majolica and stoneware. In 1995, she built a wood-fired kiln, creating pieces for many years.

Wiley is a founding member of Covered Bridge Artisans, a craft marketing cooperative, which just celebrated its 20th year. She exhibits on the cooperative’s annual studio tour, and in local and regional art shows. Her work is held in private collections.