Generosity of Spirit: The Gifts of Penland Artists
An exhibition of contemporary ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork by 68 artists affiliated with Penland School of Crafts. A portion of each sale will be donated to expand Penland’s ceramic and metal studios.
The content of my work is directly influenced by the architectural and historical surroundings in the places where I live, combined with a dedication to sculpting narratives in miniature environments. Working with porcelain I illustrate places where you can see the intricate entanglements of history in thick layers, while challenging the popular reputation of the medium.
The little isolated worlds I create are inspired by waking life observations and guided by dream imagery. The imagery currently includes local buildings, homes, abandoned places, trees, subterranean levels, and archeology. Working with the porcelain I personify these inert objects to portray social and interpersonal relationships in an accessible manner.