Artist/Sculptor Renee Brown will be conducting a clay workshop this weekend, July 19 and 20th in Ketchum at Boulder Mountain Clayworks. She is a very talented young clay artist with an MFA from the University of Texas at Denton and currently lives and works in Missoula, Montana. She has been named an “Emerging Artist” in 2014 by the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. She will give a free lecture at the Ketchum Community Library on her work and her impression of current directions in clayart, Friday, July 18, at 5:00.
A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Renee Brown has lived and worked in Missoula for 6 years. In 2002 Renee left to pursue her MFA in Ceramics at the University of North Texas. Upon receiving her degree, she completed several artist residencies in Montana including: the Archie Bray Foundation, Red Lodge Clay Center and The Clay Studio of Missoula. She now maintains an independent studio in the Historic Brunswick Building in downtown Missoula, Montana. Brown’s sculptural works debuted at the Brink Gallery, Missoula, Montana in 2012 and she has since exhibited her work nationally.
Renee Brown’s ceramic sculptures are inspired by natural minerals and are an exploration of textures and forms that are not found in nature. “The blurred line between reality and created reality intrigue me,” Brown says. “Minerals are mined, processed and come into my studio as clay and glazes, and then are transformed in imaginative reincarnations of their original existence.”
Renee Brown’s work will be on display until August 1st at the Boulder Mountain Clay and Art Gallery across from the Knob Hill Inn.