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Joey Sheehan

Joey Sheehan

Joey Sheehan creates fluid, lively pottery enhanced with rhythmic slip and intense ash glazing. He describes his pottery as "controlled chaos” intended to enhance the daily life of the user with functional beauty. Beautiful to look at and hold, the work’s supple multicolor glaze surfaces slide over one another, with textural ripples reminiscent of water - or lava.

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Joey Sheehan Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Large Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Narrow Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Serving Tray at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Cannister at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Wine Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Lidded Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Ash-Glazed Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Ash-Glazed Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Stein at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Stein at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Juice cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Juice cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Juice cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Serving Tray at MudFire Gallery
Price: $70.00
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Joey Sheehan Bud Vase at MudFire Gallery
Price: $28.00
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Joey Sheehan Bud Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Soap Dish at MudFire Gallery
Price: $26.00
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Joey Sheehan Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
Price: $18.00
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Joey Sheehan Tumbler at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $26.00
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Small Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
Price: $36.00
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Joey Sheehan Vase at MudFire Gallery
Price: $45.00
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Joey Sheehan Utensil Holder at MudFire Gallery
Price: $80.00
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Joey Sheehan Jar at MudFire Gallery
Price: $80.00
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Joey Sheehan Plate at MudFire Gallery
Price: $50.00
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Joey Sheehan Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Tall Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $75.00
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Joey Sheehan Tall Bottle at MudFire Gallery
Price: $100.00
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Joey Sheehan Large Tray at MudFire Gallery
Price: $140.00
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $34.00
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Yunomi at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Yunomi at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Medium Bowl at MudFire Gallery
Price: $30.00
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Joey Sheehan Medium Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Medium Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Tall Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Tall Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan Platter at MudFire Gallery
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Joey Sheehan at MudFire

Spotlight solo show Joey Sheehan, March 2010
Gallery group show Mug*Shots, August 2009

 

Joey Sheehan Artist Statement

Clay is my passion. Functional pottery creates a relationship between artist, object, and user unlike any other medium. I am intrigued and motivated by the idea of an art form used so intimately in everyday life. I make pots of purpose: mugs for steeping tea, platters for the perfect salmon filet, cereal bowls, sunday cups, and centerpiece vases. I make pots for the enjoyment of working alone at the wheel, the thrill of every firing, and the anticipation of every kiln opening. I make pots to express myself.

My experiences, emotions, and surroundings are reflected in my shapes and surfaces. The drifting and melting of snow and ice on a remote mountain-top, the smooth curves of the figure, and the erratic dance of a crowded bar are all seen at play in my work. Life and nature are beautiful, inspiring, and unpredictable, and I strive to achieve similar qualities in my pots. With form, rhythmic slip and intense glazing I pursue the relationship between an uncontrollable world and the people and objects influenced by it. Using fluid and undisciplined slips and glazes, my pots are what I define as "controlled chaos." The work is intended to enhance the daily life of the user with functional beauty, but also to inspire thought about objects and lives in a world that may or may not be spiraling out of control.



Joey Sheehan Artist Resume

Education:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art (Ceramics), May 2006, Virginian Polytechnic Institute and State University, QCA: 3.8/4.0
Ceramic Experience:
Studio Potter, Owner/Founder: Melting Mountain Pottery, Feb. 2008-current
Studio Technician, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Oct. 2008-current
Resident Artist, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC; Sept. 06-08
Coursework:
18 credits ceramic study under professor David Crane
3 credits ceramic study under potter Richard Hensley
Familiarization with electric, gas, wood-salt, reduction, anagama, and noborigama kilns
Workshops:
Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts: Assistant, one week throwing workshop with Connor Burns
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN: Two week work-study March 2006; One week throwing workshop with Steven Hill, March 2006; Two week anagama workshop with Jim Brashear and David Hiltner, July 2005
Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA: Weekend workshop with Ellen Shankin, August 2005
Awards:
Best in 3-D, Montford Arts Festival Asheville, May 2000
Best in Craft, Henderson Arts Council RAD Show, April, 2009
Second Place, Bakersville Creek Walk, Sept. 2008
Dean and Rosina Carter Sculpture Scholarship, 2005-2006
BFA Magna Cum Laude, VT, 2006
Most Outstanding Graduating Senior in Studio Art, VT, 2006
Teaching Experience:
7 week altered forms class, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Fall 2008
9 week slip and ash class, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Winter 2008
Private lessons, Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, 2007
Shows, Exhibits:
Marilyn Wilson Gallery, "Cup Show" March 2010
MudFire Gallery, "Mug Shots" 2009
Odyssey Gallery, "Growth and Renewal," March 2009
Odyssey Gallery, "Favorites," February 2009
Big Crafty, Asheville, December 2008
MudFire Holiday Sale, GA, December 2008
Odyssey Gallery, "Transitions," November 2008
Bakersville Creek Walk, September, 2008
Asheville Area Arts Council, April 2008
Asheville River District Studio Stroll, 2006-2008
Southern Highland Craft Guild Fair, 2006-2008
Asheville Area Arts Council, November 13-December 15, 2006
Senior Show, Armory Art Gallery, VT, May 2006
Senior Show, Armory Art Gallery, VT, December 2005