LUCY CLARK

As I let go of control, release the outside world and center myself, I can listen to the voice of clay and feel where it wants to take me. I am simply a conduit for its final destination. Without the need for control, the pressure of creation is eliminated, leaving in its wake a true sense of beingness, not only for the piece, but for myself as well. Each piece is a true representation of my most intimate authentic self.
 

Lucy was living in north Florida working as a massage therapist when she first discovered the hills of Western North Carolina and its craft traditions in clay. After studying hand-built pottery techniques, she made her home near Brevard in Cedar Mountain where she created her own distinctive style. Her studio is located in downtown Brevard as principle artist at Artists @ Work.

A recipient of the inaugural Betty Taylor Award for Emerging Artists, she has continued her education and development of the ancient craft of the traditional pueblo potters, honoring their tradition while making it uniquely her own.

 Photo by LeeAnn Seymour

Photo by LeeAnn Seymour