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Courtney Murphy


Courtney Murphy
Helena, Montana

Artist's Bio
Courtney first began working in clay while living in Brooklyn, NY. After a few years of working for potters around the city, she moved to Portland, Oregon to study at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She is currently a long-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT.


Artist's Statement
My designs are influenced by simplified abstractions of nature, children's artwork, folk art, mid-century modern forms and shapes, as well as many books on ceramics and design.

I am intrigued by the variation and imperfections found in hand-made objects, and the ways in which these marks reflect the maker of the piece. A slight change in the profile or image on a cup determines whether a person will be drawn to one over another. It is interesting when a particular object speaks to me, and I decide that I'd like to have it in my life.

I love creating functional work because of the personal connection created when they leave my studio to become a part of somebody else's daily routine. When I look in my kitchen cabinets, I'm reminded of all of the people I have met over the past few years. It's nice to have these personal objects preserve the memories of places I have been and people I have met.


Courtney
Murphy
Mug
$45
Courtney
Murphy
Bowl
$56
Courtney
Murphy
Bowl
$56
Courtney
Murphy
Bowl
$56
Courtney
Murphy
Small Jar
$55
Courtney
Murphy
Desert Plate
$48
Courtney
Murphy
Plate
$62
Courtney
Murphy
Serving Bowl
$120
Courtney
Murphy
Boat Dish
$120
Courtney
Murphy
Nesting Set
not available
Courtney
Murphy
Ice Cream Bowl
sold
Courtney
Murphy
Mug
sold
Courtney
Murphy
Mug
sold
Courtney
Murphy
Mug
sold
Courtney
Murphy
Mug
NCECA Gallery Expo


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