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Lucy Dierks

Lucy Dierks

Lucy Dierks works solely in porcelain and creates her own glazes. She is fascinated with creating surfaces that mimic nature such as lichen, stones, or tree bark. Many of her pieces are designed as flower containers and are intended to reflect and compliment the natural environment they inhabit.

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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Whiskey Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Whiskey Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Whiskey Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Whiskey Cup at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Ice Cream Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Parrot Skull Ice Cream Bowl at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Toucan Skull Martini Glass at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Toucan Skull Martini Glass at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Toucan Skull Martini Glass at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Vase at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks Oil Lamp at MudFire Gallery
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Lucy Dierks at MudFire

Gallery group show Fur and Feathers, April 2013
Gallery group show Creatures of the Night, August 2011
Gallery group show Porcelain, August 2010

 

Lucy Dierks Artist Statement

In 1997, when I took my first course in ceramics, I rediscovered my love for Asian Art and pottery. Japanese ikebana containers, Oribe dishes, and the Chinese ware of the Tang and Song Dynasties have been tremendous sources of inspiration and influence for me.

My pieces express my delight with nature and like nature, I want them to reflect a harmony of form, surface, and purpose. I strive to make small intimate pieces whose design and texture invite you to hold them.

There is something about birds that speaks to me. The contradictory aspects of their bodies intrigue me. I find the exquisite detail of their claws and the patterning of their feathers very satisfying. I perch them on my containers to encourage contemplation and conversation.

Currently I work solely in porcelain and mix my own glazes. I am fascinated with creating surfaces that mimic nature such as lichen, stones, or tree bark. Many of my pieces are designed as flower containers and are intended to reflect and compliment the natural environment they inhabit.

Lucy Dierks on Her Skullware

The skull ware is a departure from my regular bird work-- a welcome break from the cheeriness of those birds. My skeletons are also happy but in a different foreshadowing way of carpe diem. They say "enjoy yourself; it's later than you think."

I hope people will use them for indulgences-- ice cream, pasta, whiskey....



Lucy Dierks Artist Resume

Selected Exhibitions:
Richmond Craft and Design Show, Science Museum, Richmond, VA, November, 2009
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Strictly Functional 2009, Juror: Peter Pinnel, Lancaster, PA,November,2009 , Purchase Award from L&L Kilns
Germantown Friends School Craft Show, Germantown, PA,March 2008
Richmond Craft and Design Show, Science Museum, Richmond, VA , November, 2008, Ceramics Award
Germantown Friends School, Germantown, PA, March, 2007
Richmond Craft and Design Show, Science Museum, Richmond,VA November,2007, Ceramics Award
Blue Spiral Showcase, Nature Exhibition, Blue Spiral 1 Gallery, Asheville,NC, March, 2007
Washington Craft Show, Washington,DC,November,2006
Akar Design , Forms & Shapes: The Useful Teapot, Group Show Juried by Ron Meyers, Iowa City, IA. June, 2006
Peninsular Fine Arts Biennial Show, Juror: Tony Hepburn, Newport News, VA,September,2006
Penland Gallery, Beasties Invitational Exhibition, Penland, NC. May-June, 2006
Blue Spiral 1, Hot Ice Invitational Exhibition, Asheville, NC. July-August, 2005
Mid Atlantic Art Exhibition, Award of Excellence, Juror: Allan Rosenbaum, Norfolk, VA. June, 2005
Vincent Hester Gallery, First Friday, 2 person show, Portsmouth, VA. May, 2005
Burroughs-Chapin Museum, Myrtle Beach Collects, Myrtle Beach, SC. January, 2005
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Hand Crafted, Juror: Jean McLaughlin, Rocky Mount, NC. January, 2005
Richmond Convention Center, Hand Workshop Show, Richmond, VA. November, 2004
Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Cup: The Intimate Object 3, Juror: Peter Beasecker, Fort Wayne, IN. November, 2004
Hodges-Taylor Gallery, Preserve Penland Show, Charlotte, NC. September, 2004
Baltimore Clay Works, 100 Teapots 2 Exhibition, Baltimore, MD. February, 2004
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA. November, 2003
Hand Workshop, Hand Workshop Craft and Design Show, Richmond, VA. October, 2003
Blue Spiral 1, Southeastern American Craft Council Exhibition, Juror: Kenneth Trapp, curator, The Renwick Gallery, Asheville, NC. April, 2003
Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia, New Waves Exhibition, 2nd Place Award, Virginia Beach, VA. April, 2003
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Hand Crafted Exhibition, Honorable Mention Award, Rocky Mount, NC. January - February, 2003
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Biennial "Expect the Unexpected" Exhibition, Juried by: Philip Pearlstein, Newport News, VA. September, 2002
American Craft Council, Chicago, IL. April, 2002, Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia
New Waves Exhibition, Best in Show Award, Virginia Beach, VA. April, 2002
American Artworks Festival, Chantilly, VA. December, 2001
Charles Taylor Arts Center, Bay Days Exhibition, Hampton, VA. July, 2001
Shockoe Slip Arts Festival, Richmond, VA. April, 2001 , First Place Award
Hand Workshop, The Hand Workshop Crafts Show, Richmond, VA. November, 2000
American Crafts Council, West Springfield, MA. June, 2000, Stockley Gardens Art Show