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Becky Strickland

Becky Strickland

Becky Strickland’s wheel thrown pots are decorated with a combination of sgraffito and mishima techniques which result in images of carved lines and contrasting colors on the vessel’s surface. The decorated pots are glazed on the inside and fired in an atmospheric gas kiln with a soda finish. The resultant tableware is warm and rich with a variegated surface revealing images of birds, cathedrals and trees.

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Becky Strickland Bittersweet Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Latte Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Yellow Leaf Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Onion Domes Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Blue Onion Domes Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Sgraffito Salt Fired Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Sgraffito Salt Fired Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Sgraffito Salt Fired Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Luna Vase with Bird Handles at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tawny Luna Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Black Luna Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tawny Luna Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tawny Luna Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tawny Luna Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Onion Dome Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Bittersweet Stripe Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Lobed Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Creamer at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Card Holder at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Basket Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Cruet at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Rebekah Strickland Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Becky Strickland at MudFire

Providing ongoing representation
Gallery group show Fur and Feathers, April 2013
Gallery group show Mugs for Jugs, October 2011
Gallery group show Creatures of the Night, August 2011
Gallery group show Damn Right I Got the Blues, June 2011
Gallery group show Put a Lid on It, May 2007

 

Becky Strickland Artist Statement

I make porcelain pottery for everyday use. The forms of my pots are simple with a generous sense of volume, and the surfaces are decorated with colorful carved, drawn or sculpted images. These images include forms from nature such as birds and plants, landscapes, and abstract patterns. These images reflect the joy and comfort of memories from my north Florida childhood, such as watching mockingbirds and redheaded woodpeckers in my grandmother's yard, exploring a neighbor's magical forest of camellias and pine trees, riding in the countryside and dreaming of living there one day, and reading illustrated books set in faraway places. These images also reflect my love of drawings and prints, medieval art and architecture, and the work of artists such as Walter Anderson and Samuel Palmer. My hope is to make pots that have grace in form, surface and function, pots that bring pleasure to the viewer, pots that bring a similar sense of comfort and quiet joy to the user.

 

Becky Strickland Process Statement

Each pot begins with a wheel thrown form. I alter that form and add handbuilt features (handles, knobs, spouts, etc.). After coating a pot with colored clay slips, I decorate the pot by combining elements of centuries old techniques. "Sgraffito" involves carving lines and images into the pot through the slip to reveal the porcelain clay beneath. "Mishima" involves staining those carved lines and images a contrasting color. Sometimes I "slip-trail" images on the surface of the pot instead, squeezing raised lines of colored slip or glaze onto the pot through a thin needle attached to a soft bottle. I often add more color to the images, using stains and glazes as paints. Sgraffito carving is done when the pot is leatherhard. The other decoration usually is done after the bisque firing. The decorated pots are glazed on the inside and fired in a gas kiln. At the optimal temperature, soda dissolved in water is sprayed into the hot kiln. The soda, clay, slips, glazes and flame of the fire react chemically with each other, with the result that each pot emerges from the kiln with a wonderfully varied and unique surface.





Becky Strickland Artist Resume

Education:
1978 B.A. with High Honor (English), Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
1985 J.D. Magna Cum Laude, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA

Ceramics Education:
Since 2001, Wheel and Hand-Building Classes - Glenn Dair and others, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
2011, Alteration & Ornamentation, Kristen Kieffer, MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA
2010, Drawing A Line - Diana Fayt - MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA
2010, Form, Surface, Fire (eight week concentration) - Gay Smith and Scott Goldberg- Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2009, Make Good Work & Get It Out There - Ayumi Horie - Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2008, A Potters Perspective: Master Workshop - Cynthia Bringle - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2007, Reduction Firing and Ceramic Glazes - John Britt - MudFire Clayworks, Decatur, GA
2006, Ornament and Abstraction - Liz Quackenbush - MudFire Clayworks, Decatur,GA
2006, Glazing the Pottery Form - Sam Chung - Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN
2005, Pottery Through the Culture of Food - Silvie Granatelli - The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2005, Hand as Tool: Handbuilding with Porcelain - Annette Gates - The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
2005, Spouts: Pour It On! - Pete Pinnell - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2004,Altering Thrown Forms - Bernadette Curran - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC
2003, Responding to Touch: Thrown and Altered Porcelain - Leah Leitson -Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2003, Surface Decoration: Fire It Up! FIre It Down! - Julia Galloway - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
2002, Throwing and Altering - Ellen Shankin - La Meridiana International Centre of Ceramics, Certaldo, Italy
Selected Exhibitions:
2012
Eight Fluid Ounces 2012, Louisiana State University Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, Juried by Kristen Kieffer
Daily Companions, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juried by Linda Christianson and John Wilson
10th Annual Perspectives: Georgia Pottery Invitational, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
2011
4th Annual Lillstreet International: Below the Surface, Juried by Matthew Metz, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
Cafecito, An International Juried Exhibition of Espresso Cups - Cafe Hey, Tampa, Florida - Juried by McKenzie Smith
Damn Right I Got the Blues - MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA - Invitational - Curated by Erik Haagensen
Summer Swan Invitational: Pottery and Handmade Objects - Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA - Curated by Marianne Lambert and Erik Haagensen
Creatures of the Night - MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA - Invitational -Curated by Erik Haagensen
2010
Eight Fluid Ounces 2010, Louisiana State University, Glassell Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, Juried by Andy Shaw
10th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH, Juried by Dean Adams
2010
Georgia Pottery Invitational, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
Soda Salt National V, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Juried by Julia Galloway
Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Marianne Lambert
Annual Holiday Studio Sale, MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA, Invitational
2009
Teapots IV, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juried by David MacDonald
International Cup 2009, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT, Juried by Patti Warashina
Scratching the Surface: Mark-Making in Southern Arts and Crafts, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Marianne Lambert
Georgia Pottery Show and Sale, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
Annual Holiday Studio Sale, MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA
Objects of Virtue: A National Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramics, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, Juried by Julia Galloway
2008
8th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH, Juried by Ted Vogel
Teapots Across America: A Juried Exhibition, RedSky Gallery, Charlotte, NC, Juried by Mark Leach
Georgia Pottery Show and Sale, The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA
Platters and Pourers, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD, Juried by John Glick
Second Annual Cup Show, Gulf Coast Community College, Panama City, FL, Juried by Matt Long
Little Things Mean A Lot, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Curated by Marianne Lambert
Annual Holiday Studio Sale, MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA
2007
Put A Lid On It, MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA