MARITA McDONOUGH, a Portland Oregon native, works out of her home in Berthoud, Colorado, specializing in calligraphic art pieces, functional porcelain and sculpture. She welcomes special orders and commission work. Marita started drawing at a very young age, with a special interest in the beauty of horses, and continues to use the image of the Horse in her sculptures. She began working in calligraphy in 1965 in her hometown of Portland and continues to study her craft by attending workshops. She has taught calligraphy from beginning to advanced levels since 1975. While residing in Madison, Wisconsin, she was calligrapher to Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Her work in clay began in 1986 while residing in Palm Springs. Faces, horses, or bas-relief impressions usually decorate delicate but strong functional bowls and vases. Most of Marita’s commercial calligraphic work consists of reproductions of her original calligraphy, presented in unique original formats,making each piece one-of-a-kind – or prints of these collage pieces. She offers a wide variety of calligraphic classes at pARTiculars.