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Julie Covington

Julie Covington

Julie Covington studied Ceramics at the University of North Carolina - Asheville, then went on to focus on natural indigenous architecture using clay, sand, and straw. She has studied and taught since in Italy, Mexico, and Thailand. In 2005, she returned to Asheville where she is focused on living a handmade life, engaging fully in activities ranging from brewing soda with sassafras roots to her full-time studio practice as a functional potter. Her work is sturdy, straightforward and earthy, and features swirling circles, dancing vines, hidden quotes and other delights.

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Julie Covington Quote Box at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Serving Dish at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bottle at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Sake Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Plate Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Plate at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Honey Pot at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Serving Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Vase Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Teapot at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Whiskey Bottle at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Vase at MudFire Gallery
Price: $64.00
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Julie Covington Yunomi Set at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Lidded Box at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Mug at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Teapot at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Shallow Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Pitcher at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Plate  at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington Plate  at MudFire Gallery
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Julie Covington at MudFire

Gallery group show Asheville in Atlanta, September 2012

 

Julie Covington Artist Bio

I began working with clay as a teenager in Greensboro, NC and continued my studies of ceramics and sculpture in college at UNC-Asheville. When I graduated in 2001, my interest in living a handmade life led me to work on a larger scale, and I spent the next few years gaining experience with indigenous architecture using clay, sand and straw. I spent time in Thailand, New Mexico and Austin, Texas before ending up back in western North Carolina in 2005.

I have long been drawn to the pleasing combination of form and function, and slowly sculpting houses out of earthen materials allowed me to continue my exploration of creating objects that are useful as well as beautiful. I am passionate about living a life with as many handcrafted ingredients as possible, from brewing soda out of freshly dug sassafras roots to making sauerkraut from homegrown cabbage in one of my handmade crocks. My forms range from plates, bowls, and mugs to teapots, sake sets and hand carved boxes. I strive to make sweet yet sturdy one-of-a-kind pots, which can both survive a rough and tumble life and enhance humble daily rituals.



Julie Covington Artist Resume

Education:
2001 - BA Ceramics, UNC-Asheville
2000 - Cortona, Italy, UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art, semester abroad
Workshop experience includes Sumio Seo, Melisa Cadell, Martina Lantin, Becca Floyd, Benjamin Carter and John Britt
Exhibitions:
2012 - Clingman Cafe, Asheville NC, "New Work by Julie Covington and Nancy Darrell"
2012 - Lark and Key, Charlotte, NC, "New Work: Julie Covington and Angie Renfro"
2012 - Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC, "C.U.P.S: Ceramic, Utilitarian and of a Personal Scale"
2011 - Clingman Cafe, River Arts District, Asheville, NC, "Winter Cup Show", curator and participant
2011 - Clingman Cafe, Asheville, NC - Clingman Cafe, River Arts District, Asheville, NC, "New Work: Julie Covington and Annie Fain Liden"
2011 - Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, "Containment II: The Inside Story"
2010 - Clingman Cafe, River Arts District, Asheville, NC, "Eat Clay Love: New Work from Four River District Clay Artists"
2010 - Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, "Containment: A Group Exhibition of Ceramic Boxes"
2010 - Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, "Art of the Cup: Functional Comfort"
2009 - Clingman Cafe, River Arts District, Asheville, NC, "New Spring Work", neighborhood clay , artist exhibition
2009 - Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC, "Connecting and Sharing: Original Regional Pottery, Made for Entertaining"
2002 - Green Hill Center, Greensboro, NC "Collaborations"
2001 - Red E Gallery, Asheville, NC "Reunion", UNC-Asheville graduating solo exhibition
Studio & Work Experience:
2007-present - River Arts District, Asheville, NC, studio potter
2003-04 - Cone 10 Studio, Austin, TX - studio assistant, fired gas kiln for group studio
2001-02 - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Asheville, NC, studio assistant
2000-01 - Asheville Area Arts Council, Administrative Assistant
2000 - UGA Ceramics studio, Cortona, Italy, studio assistant
1997-00 - Throwing Clay Pottery, Asheville, NC - made pots, helped with glazing and firing, assisted customers
1996-01 - Ceramics department, UNC-Asheville, student
1993-96 - YMCA Camp Greenville, Cleveland, SC, pottery instructor
1993-96 - Greensboro Cultural Arts Center, student
Honors & Awards:
2011 - Bakersville Creek Walk, Bakersville, NC, Best in Show
2009 - Bakersville Creek Walk, Bakersville, NC, Honorable Mention
2006-08 - Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, received scholarships for three classes during this time
2000 - UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art Study Abroad Program, Cortona, Italy, work-study , scholarship
1999 - Annual Student Juried Exhibition, UNC-Asheville, 3rd place
Other Experience:
2007 - "Principles of Permaculture Design", Patricia Allison, nine month certification course
2006-09 - Intern and resident, Dancing Springs Farm, Barnardsville, NC
2006 - "Build Here Now" Natural building conference, Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New , Mexico, instructor and guest lecturer
2005-06 - Taught workshops and worked professionally with earthen paints and plasters in , Asheville, NC
2004 - "Build Here Now" Natural building conference, Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New , Mexico, instructor
2004 - Natural Building Internship, Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico, instructor
2003-04 - Assisted in several earthen and conventional construction projects in the, Southwestern United States
2003 - Natural Building Internship, Lama Foundation, San Cristobal, New Mexico, intern
2002-03 - Participated in several adobe and thatch projects in Northern Thailand with Kleiwerks, International, ranging from small houses to community centers, mostly in small villages
2003 - Montessori-inspired art and english camp, Chang Rai, Thailand, instructor
2002 - Kleiwerks International, adobe building workshop, Fairview, NC, student