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Michael Ashley

Michael Ashley

Artist
Profile Location
Columbia , MO
Biography

My work invites touch, like a stone plucked from a riverbed. I love pots that are smooth in the hand but have a rugged, natural beauty. I observe a constant erosion and evaporation that takes place in my daily environment. I strive for layers of visual depth combining sheen, matte and crackled surfaces to recall this geological wearing. I begin my day with tea; boil the water, strain, pour and savor. That rhythm carries throughout my day whether chopping onions or wedging clay. Make something, use it, let it inform your life, make more. Michael Ashley grew up on a farm in Green County MO, where he explored the rivers and streams of the Ozark Mountains. He graduated from College of the Ozarks with a BA in Painting and Ceramics then moved to Tachi, Taiwan where he did a one year pottery residency at Tainan National University for the Arts. In 2010 he graduated from the University of Mississippi with an MFA in Ceramics. He has taught at Missouri State University, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and Tyler School of Art Temple University in Philadelphia PA. 

Medium
Ceramics
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Shawn Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Hannah Demma
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Katelyn Farneth
Allie Feezell
PJ Hargraves
Bree Hendricks
Kees Holterman
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Clay Leonard
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Catie Miller
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Ricardo Rodriguez
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Sandra Williams
Nov
06
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums

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