Ceramics by Birdie Boone

August 12, 2012 - December 23, 2012

United Company Contemporary Regional Art Gallery

Exhibit Details

The ceramic work of Birdie Boone transcends the functionality associated with cups and saucers, dishes and bowls, teapots and vases. Boone carefully considers the form, texture, and character of her pieces so that they begin to communicate and take on an identity of their own.  Carefully displayed or assembled in large-scale installations, Boone’s concepts regarding femininity, body image, and domesticity emerge. The multiplicity of her forms also engages notions regarding consumption, indulgence, and dissonance.

At times, Birdie Boone has called southwest Virginia home. She was an Abingdon High School graduate.  She went to college at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She taught Ceramics, Sculpture and Appalachian Crafts at Emory & Henry College, in Emory, Virginia. Boone recently left the area to become Studio Director at Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico.