Chris Campbell, Chris Campbell Pottery LLC
Raleigh, North Carolina
Chris Campbell has been a Studio Potter in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1991. In 1991 she attended a colored porcelain workshop taught by Jane Pieser, a famous North Carolina Colored Clay Artist. She was captivated by the process and has spent her studio time since experimenting with patterns and defining her own style. She works exclusively with Southern Ice Porcelain, a brilliant white translucent clay body imported from Australia. Since it is such a clear white body, she is able to produce a vibrant color palette. She has incorporated these new colors into exotic murrini patterns and neriage designs.
Over the years, Chris has studied design theory, surface treatments and firing techniques with such well known clay artists as Kathy Triplett, Rimas VisGirda, Linda Arbuckle, Steve Howell, Ben Owen III, Lana Wilson, Pete Pinell, Vince Pitelka, Ro Mead and Cynthia Bringle. Her beautiful artwork is sold in fine Galleries across the United States, Hawaii, Canada and the Caribbean. Pieces of her work are included in the collections of the SAS Institute and The North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her work is also in the collection of Clayworks Australia, the home of Southern Ice Porcelain.
Publications: From 2001 till 2004 Chris wrote 'Down to Business' for Pottery Making Illustrated Magazine. Published to date: The Culture of Success Crafts Business Magazine March/April 2005 The Gallery Shuffle Clay Times Magazine January/February 2005 Colored Clay Possibilities Clay Times November/December 2003 Craft Shows for Potters Sunshine Artist Magazine June 2002 Quick and Easy Stamps Pottery Making Illustrated May/June 2002 A Colored Clay Project Pottery Making Illustrated Summer 2000 Textures are Everywhere Pottery Making Illustrated Summer 1999 PRESENTATIONS NCECA 2007, Panelist Studio Potters Sharing the Dream WORKSHOPS May 10 16th, 2009 John C. Campbell Folk School One Folk School Road Brasstown, NC 28902 1.800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724) 828.837.2775 (fax) 828.837.8637
My current Artwork explores the underlying tensions between the complexity of my patterns and the simplicity of the vessel form. Does contour dictate the parameters of the design or a the boundaries only imagined? I want to see how much freedom a pattern can achieve within a restrictive structure.