The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
Fine Arts and Crafts
Coil built earthenware which has been carved, burnished and smoked for finished effect.
Lucy Clark came to the art form of hand building clay later in life. After working as a massage therapist for over 20 years, she touched clay………..and everything changed. One of her teachers told her that “the clay chooses you”. He was right. From that moment on, she has worked on her art form in an attempt to let her soul’s voice be released through each piece. She utilizes the coil method of hand building, using earthenware clay, a few tools, a burnishing stone and smoke to achieve her finished effect. Her vision is to make the clay “move” – to allow the eye to gently follow the curves of the carving so that the piece comes to life and hopefully, brings a sense of beauty to the eye of the beholder.