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Autumn Higgins

Autumn Higgins

Autumn Higgins uses the finest upscale ceramic materials, including pure porcelain and gold luster, to create pottery that one might expect to be both refined and elegant. Her subject matter however, is directed towards voyeurism, bodies and body parts. The goal of this ironic pairing is laughter, contemplation, and ultimately a new level of comfort with social taboo.

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Autumn Higgins Wall Tiles at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Stripper Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Pole Dancer Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Pole Dancer Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Burlesque Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Biking and Boozing Guy at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Stripper Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
Price: $60.00
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Autumn Higgins Pole Dancer Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Stripper Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Blue Owl Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Two Owl Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $25.00
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $25.00
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $25.00
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $25.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $60.00
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Autumn Higgins Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Cup and Saucer at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $25.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $60.00
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Autumn Higgins at MudFire

Solo Show Autumn Higgins 2012, July 2012
Gallery group show Creatures of the Night, August 2011
Gallery group show Mugs for Jugs, October 2011

 

Autumn Higgins Artist Bio

Born into a family of artists, my mother a painter, and my grandparents who have worked in ceramics for over 50 years, I understand the importance of art objects in one's life, and it only seems natural that I go into the art field. Beginning with small projects in my grandparent's studio I have always had an affinity for ceramics.

My serious interest in ceramics began at Southern Oregon University in 2004-2008. The influence of the many instructors who came through the ceramics department has given me a diverse ceramic education and helped me to develop an unique voice and style. In the summer of 2006 I apprenticed under the French potter Jean-Nicolas Gerard in Valensole, France. Spending long days in the studio, I gained technical skill doing production assistance and studio work for Mr. Gerard. This opportunity also provided time to develop my own work and ideas.

I recently finished a year of Post-Baccalaureate studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. I am currently enrolled in the MFA program for ceramics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Autumn Higgins Artist Statement

My work merges life experiences with my functional pottery. Inspired by a ceramics apprenticeship in southern France, I began working with sgraffito decoration to incorporate my interest in social behavior with my love for functional ceramics. Based on human relationships and interaction with utilitarian objects, my work personifies our awkward and humorous nature. It is about voyeurism, common but unclaimed behavior, bodies, body parts, and laughter. The imagery, inspired by personal experiences and observations is meant to surprise the user, encourage laughter and some discomfort, but ultimately cause them to become more comfortable with taboos. My stylized and child-like aesthetic, the preciousness of the porcelain, gentle colors and metallic luster entice the viewer to touch and use the objects. Only through the intimacy of touch will they be close enough to notice the explicit subject matter drawn on the surface.

My work is meant to be used and enjoyed, and I want people to relate to it. I want them to have fun while they eat, and laugh while they drink their morning coffee.





Autumn Higgins Artist Resume

Education:
2011-Present, Master of Fine Arts candidate, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2010-2011, Post-Baccalaureate study, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2003-2008, Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
1999-2003, Benson Polytechnic High School, Portland, Oregon
Related Experience:
June-September 2008, Working partner and member, Radius Studios, Portland, Oregon
January-March 2008, Teaching Assistant, Functional Ceramics Course, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
August 2007, Teaching Assistant, Southern Oregon University Youth Programs, Ceramics Course, Ashland, Oregon
July-September 2006, Ceramics Apprenticeship with Jean-Nicolas Gerard, Valensole, France
Solo Exhibitions:
December 2008, "8th Annual BFA Exhibition", Davis and Cline Galleries, Ashland, Oregon
March 2007, "Escape: Ceramic Forms", Department Chair's Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
January 2006, "Re-Bound:Trashion Show" Photography exhibition, Department Chair's Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
Group Exhibitions:
October 2011, "Mugs for Jugs", MudFire Clayworks and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
August 2011, "Creatures of the Night" Mudfire Clayworks and Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
April 2011, "Point of Departure: An Exit show" Warp Haus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
March 2011, "Intersection: UF Post-Bacc and Graduate Student, Exhibition", Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
March 2011, "Currents: Past and Present", University of Florida Ceramics Alumni and Student exhibition, Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, Florida
February 2011, "Annual Student Juried Exhibition", School of Art and Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
May 2010, "If you are quiet enough, you can hear us breathe" Southern Oregon University, California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, California
May 2009, "Southern Oregon University: Student Work", California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
July 2008, "Annual Recent Graduates Exhibition", Blackfish Gallery, Portland, Oregon
May 2008, "The Superhero Project", SOU Ceramics and Cedar Crest College,
Retzlaf Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
February 2008, "Domestic Eggs Fly From Crashing Heads", SOU Ceramics Exhibition, Retzlaf Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
Summer 2003, "Northwest Artists Respond to Global Warming",Working with collaboratively with artist Lillian Pitt and other student artists for an exhibition at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, Oregon
Awards:
2011, Award of Excelence, "Intersection: UF Post-Bacc and Graduate Student, Exhibition", Focus Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2008, Fourth Place, Favorite Local Artist Category, in Best of 2007 Sneak Preview, Ashland, Oregon
2007, First Place, "Sound of the Skittle in a Chinese Vase", Southern Oregon University ceramics department
2006, Kester Award recipient; Scholarship for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2006, John Humbird Dickey Scholarship recipient, Scholarship for Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2002, Grand Prize in Annual Photo Contest, City-wide photography competition, Advanced Camera, Inc. Beaverton, Oregon
Memberships:
2009-present, Member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
2010-present, H.O.T. Clay member, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
2009-2010, Club Ceramics Member, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2007-2008, Vice President, Club Ceramics, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2006-2007, Club Treasurer, Southern Oregon Fine Arts Students, Ashland, Oregon
Community & Volunteering:
March 2011, Volunteer at the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts, Badge checker, and tear down for demonstration hall.
March 2010, Volunteer at the National Council for Education of Ceramic Arts, Collating and packet stuffing.
April 2009, Donations to Southern Oregon's "Empty Bowls Project"
February 2009, Donated piece to William T. Colville Foundation's Valentine's Day Raffle
April 2008, Donated piece to Southern Oregon's "Empty Bowls Project" Raffle