Originally from rural Minnesota, Stacy attended Syracuse University where she received her BFA, double majoring in Ceramics and Jewelry/Metalsmithing with a minor in Retail Management. Stacy has received several awards and scholarships for furthering her ceramic studies, including residencies at the Chautauqua School of Art, NY as well as The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. After graduating, Stacy spent a year in St. Petersburg, FL doing an artist residency at The Craftsman House. In 2019 she completed a yearlong Post-Baccalaureate program at Louisiana State University. The past three summers Stacy has worked at Touchstone Center for Crafts and taught several classes there including two 5-day workshops. She will be instructing Introductory ceramic classes at Touchstone in June 2020. Stacy is currently an intern at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Colorado. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States.
Beauty is only fully experienced through the activation of all the senses. Taking a moment to pause allows a person to recognize the small things that make nature so enchanting. I strive to capture the beauty and emotion I experience in nature’s presence by replicating my perception of these sensuous details. Each user is invited to engage with their senses as they experience the nuances of my work.
Floriography, the language of flowers, informs my work as well. Each flower conveys an emotion that may otherwise be difficult to express in words. Oftentimes, the historical use of a plant influenced the meaning of its flower. I incorporate this fascinating correlation by using the flowers’ meanings in my titles, adding another layer of historical significance. After intensive research, I let the traditional and current uses of the plant dictate the type of vessel I make and its intended function. Each piece’s form, glaze, and surface design are derived from my studies of the plants and through recreating traditional botanical illustrations.