Tasha McKelvey

Artist Statement

My clay work is intended to be useful - this is art that is meant to be touched. In the past everything we used in the home was made by hand. Today our homes are filled with stuff stamped out by machines. When we seek out handmade art we make our surroundings a little more human.

I throw on the potter's wheel or use slabs of clay to hand-build my clay forms - then I add that little something extra. My current line of pottery features birds and other woodland themes.

Education and Experience

I began my Ceramics career, as a potter's assistant when I was sixteen. I later studied art at Longwood College and Mary Washington College in Virginia. I graduated with a B.A. in Studio Art from Mary Washington College in 2000. I spent some time at the Penland School of Craft in North Carolina during the Summer of 2003. In 2008, I received my certification in Art Education from the University of Richmond.

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