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Courtney Murphy

Courtney Murphy

Courtney Murphy enjoys the process of scratching into the clay to draw images. Because of this process, each piece created is unique, and there is a slight variation in each drawing. Murphy is compelled by the variation found in hand-made objects; a slight change in the profile or image on a cup decides whether a person will be drawn to one cup over another. She enjoys creating functional work because these handmade objects leave her studio to become a part of somebody else's daily routine. The personal connection this creates inspires her

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Courtney Murphy Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy Asymmetric Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Courtney Murphy at MudFire

Gallery group show Creatures of the Night, August 2011
Gallery group show Mug*Shots, August 2009
Gallery group show Line and Color, April 2008

 

Courtney Murphy Artist Statement

I first began working with clay while living in Brooklyn, NY. After several years of working for potters around the city, I decided I wanted to figure out how to become a potter, and I moved to Portland to study ceramics at the wonderful Oregon College of Art & Craft. After graduating, I spent three and a half months at a ceramic residency in Denmark, where I was surrounded by beautiful ceramics and a very beautiful landscape. In 2006, clay lead me back across the country to Asheville, N.C. to begin a two year Ceramic Residency at Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts.

I have been working full-time as a potter for the last two and a half years, creating modern hand-built and wheel-thrown tableware and decorative wall hangings. My designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, children's artwork, folk art, and mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as lots and lots of books on ceramics and design.

I enjoy the process of scratching into the clay to draw my images. Because of this process, each piece created is unique, and there is a slight variation in each drawing. I am compelled by the variation found in hand-made objects; a slight change in the profile or image on a cup decides whether a person will be drawn to one cup over another. I also enjoy creating functional work because these handmade objects leave my studio to become a part of somebody else's daily routine. I like the personal connection that handmade objects help to create.

 





Courtney Murphy Artist Resume

Education:
2004 Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR,Post-Baccalaureate degree in Ceramics
1999 Boston University, Boston, MA, BA in Sociology, cum laude
Selected Exhibitions:
2013
"Yunomi Invitational," Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Duets," Clay Art Center, Port Chester, NY
"Functional Ceramics 2013," Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH
"Art of the Pot," Austin, TX
"Floret," Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, MI
"For the House and Garden," Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
"Compelling Surfaces," Cloyd Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
"Layered," Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
"Crafted 2013," Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
"One & Only," John Michael Kohler Center for Art, Sheboyagan, WI
"Friends & Inspiration," The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, MT
2012
"Yunomi Invitational," Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"The Sweet Life," Red Star Studios, Kansas City, MO
"Emerging Artists," 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
"Invitational Cup Show," Studio 550, Manchester, NH
"Mint Julep Cup Invitational," MACA, Mount St. Francis, IN
"NCECA Gallery Expo," Red Lodge Gallery at NCECA, Seattle, WA
"Courtney Murphy’s Pottery," Margo’s Pottery, Buffalo, WY
"Teapots," Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
"Line and Color: Women in Clay," 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX
"Source Material," Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
"Cup: The Intimate Object," Charlie Cummings, Gainesville, FL
"Three Cups," Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO
"Handle with Care," Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
"Pots at Rest," The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"Hot Montana," Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
"Don’t Box Me In," The Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
"Shop on the Square," Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2011
"Yunomi Invitational," Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"White," Schaller Gallery, Benton Harbor, MI
"Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Invitational," Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
"NCECA Gallery Expo," Schaller Gallery at NCECA, Tampa, FL
"Archie Bray Resident Show," The Train Station, St. Petersburg, FL
"Pairings," Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
"Creatures of The Night Invitational," Mudfire Gallery, Decatur, GA
"Interpreting the Cup Invitational," Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
"Resident Artist Exhibition," Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
"Dessert Plates," Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
"Strictly Functional Pottery National," Lancaster, PA
"Fellowship Exhibition," Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
"Gifted," The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
"Simple Cup Show," Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
"NCECA Virtual Cup Show," online only
"The Bray at Kolva Sullivan," Kolva Sullivan, Spokane, WA
2010
"SOFA Chicago," Archie Bray Foundation at SOFA, Chicago, IL
"Simple Cup Show Invitational," Kobo Gallery, Seattle, WA
"35th Anniversary Holiday Show," Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Resident Artist Exhibition," Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
"Get Mugged," Rocket Cat Café, Philadelphia, PA
"NCECA Gallery Expo," Red Lodge Clay Center at NCECA, Philadelphia, PA
"Tea Cup Invitational," Zen Tea House, Louisville, KY
2009
"Crafting a Market", Asheville Citizen-Times, Arts & Living cover story. 03/15/2009
2008
"Eight Fluid Ounces", Promotion poster for Gallery Exhibit, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
2006
"Making a Living In Crafts", Lark Books, Asheville, NC
"Design Language: Interpretive Edition", BrynMorgen Press, Portland, ME
2005
Oregon College of Art & Craft , Annual Christmas Card Image
2004
Bob & Peggy Culbertson Scholarship Award, Full scholarship for Penland School of Crafts workshop, Penland, NC
Honorable Mention "Juried Student Show", Oregon College of Art & Craft Christmas Card image, Portland, OR
2003
Honorable Mention "Juried Student Show", Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR