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Becky and Steve Lloyd

Becky and Steve Lloyd

Becky and Steve Lloyd collaborate on carved porcelain work. They use the subtractive process of sgraffito on delicate porcelain to create a synthesis between surface and form. The porcelain vessels are hand thrown, coated with a terra sigillata, and then carved over the entire surface. Their designs of trees, leaves, and plants are very delicate and ever evolving. Their work is influenced by motifs from textiles, wood cuts, arts and crafts period pieces, and the vast details in nature.

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Becky & Steve Lloyd Artist Statement

We use the subtractive process of sgraffito on delicate porcelain to create a synthesis between surface and form. Our porcelain vessels are hand thrown, coated with a terra sigilatta, and then carved when the coating is dry. The work is then fired at 2300 degrees Fahrenheit to make the porcelain vitreous. Our designs or trees, leaves, and plants are very delicate as they envelope the entire surface of the vessels from rim to foot. These pieces are hand - carved and no two pieces are identical. The patterns are ever evolving as new images and ideas present themselves. It is important for us to convey an interest in the most minute detail of each vessel. The work is influenced by a fascination with motifs from textiles, wood cuts, arts and crafts period pieces and the vast details in nature.

Becky and Steve Lloyd collaborate on this carved porcelain work. Steve concentrates on creating graceful forms on the potters wheel from the finest high temperature porcelain. Becky designs the patterns and uses sharp tipped metal tools to carve the black terra sigilatta coating to expose the white porcelain. Collaboration between the carved designs and the form of the pots is an ongoing challenge. Becky and Steve have been making pots side by side for over twenty years since meeting at Beloit College in Wisconsin.



Becky & Steve Lloyd Artist Resume

Education:
Steve Lloyd
MFA 1995, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
BA, 1989, Beloit College
Becky Lloyd
BA, 1990, Beloit College
Exhibitions:
2010 The American Craft Show in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Artishere, Greenville, SC, Best of Show, 3rd Place
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, VA, Award of Excellence
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
2009 Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
St Louis Art Fair, St Louis, MO Best of Show
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, VA
The American Craft Show in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
2008 The American Craft Show in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, Va, First Place Award, Fine Craft
The American Craft Show in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, Award of Excellence
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
2007 Art Fair at Laumeier, St. Louis, MO, Mayors Choice award
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
The American Craft Show in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
2006 American Craft Council, St. Paul Craft Show, St. Paul, MN.
Art Fair at Laumeier, St. Louis, MO., Best of Show Award
Minnesota Crafts Festival, St. Paul, MN. Best of Show, 2nd place Award
Madison Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI. Best of Show Award
Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI.
Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN., Best of Show
Ever More, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN.
New Collaborations, Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN.
Visual Arts Minnesota, juried group exhibition, 3rd place in 3-d, St. Cloud, MN.
Feats of Clay National XVIII, Lincoln, CA.
Naturally, Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN.
Ceramics Invitational, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN
2005 Madison Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI. Best of Show Award
Minnesota Crafts Festival, St. Paul, MN. Best of Show Award
Ceramics 2005, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, CT.
American Craft Council, St. Paul Craft Show, St. Paul, MN.
Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN., Best Display Award
2004 Feats of Clay National XVII , Lincoln, CA. Merit Award.
Northern Invasion, Group Invitational, Denton, TX.
Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN. Invited Artist.
Minnesota Craft Festival, St.Paul, MN. Excellence In Clay Award