Handcrafted Quality

Carol Harris

Background:
Carol has owned and managed “The Village Collage” an art gallery and gift shop in Chester, NJ.  in addition, Carol is an artist and professional potter and teacher. She has a broad experience in the arts with emphasis on ceramics, sculpture and textiles.


Education:
B.A. , Art Education, Goddard College, Plainfield, Vt,
A.A. Humanities, Fine Arts, Morris County College
Parsons School of Design, NYC, ceramics courses
Art Students League, NYC, sculpture courses
Newark State College, NJ, art education courses

Workshops:
I have attended many workshops through my pottery career, here are a few of most memorable:
Peters Valley Craft Village, NJ various craft workshops
Graham Hay paper clay artist from Australia
Ceramic Supply various ceramic workshops

Memberships and Professional Affiliations:
Former Chairwoman, Roxbury Art Assn. Roxbury, NJ
Somerset Art Association, Somerset County, NJ
Member, Crafts Connection, a crafts cooperative, Morristown, NJ
Craft Association of NJ


Artist Statement:

Nothing excites me more than getting my hands in clay and trusting and turning it to evolve into its own creation. I have tried to sketch a design, but nothing looks like what I have sketched. For many years now when I go into my studio, I think of my loved ones who have passed away. I pick a name, gaze at the photograph and remembering our good times, I let the clay create a celebration of their life.


The work I have submitted for the show is a direct reflection of how create all my works, I feel all my work reflects a celebration of life whether it be inspired by memories of a deceased loved one, an event of the past or present, inspired by nature, or just celebrating being alive everyday!


My clay medium of choice is stoneware. Though I am proficient at throwing of the wheel, I prefer the endless creative possibilities of hand building, using the extruder, creating from slab work. My works reflect a combination of all those techniques.


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