Welcome to this month’s featured artist. In January, y’all are going to fall in love with Audrey Deal-McEver’s pottery! Audrey is a Nashville native who blows us away with her detailed masterpieces. She teaches clay and photography at Vanderbilt University’s Sarratt Art Studios and Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film’s Community Education Program. Her fabulous work is sold at the Appalachian Center for Craft and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and has been part of many exhibits across the country.
We’ll let Audry speak for herself:
“Over the past several years, I have been doing studies of the different flower symbols seen throughout the history of different cultures, and carving them onto white clay vessels as a neutral canvas. I enjoy the way the patterns and forms engage each other. Though I spend many hours looking at historical designs, I carve them from memory, adding my own interpretation while responding to the curves of my forms. My end goal is to create beautiful utility-based forms that inspire users to engage in slow, deliberate moments of sustenance.”
Audrey’s studio is located in The Nations right around the corner from our store. She’s so close that she made a special delivery on her bike! We’re currently stocking her plates, spoon rests, bowls, vases, pinch pots, and pitchers. Please stop in to see this talented local artist’s work.
PS For anyone that might be interested in being taught by this talented artist, Audry also teaches private lessons. You can reach her at AudryDealMcEver@gmail.com.