Christine Parkhurst – Diverse Clay: Pots & Poems

July 7-28, 2017
Christine Parkhurst – Diverse Clay: Pots & Poems
Opening reception: Friday, July 7, 5:00-9:00 PM

Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

A native Californian, Christine Parkhurst holds degrees in English and Education from the University of California at Berkeley, has taken advanced Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, and has lived, worked, and studied in Europe. She loves writing, gardening, dogs, music, and ceramics. She has worked with clay in England, Lake Tahoe, Bakersfield (one of her greatest regrets is that she didn’t go on a class field trip to visit the art studio of Peter Voulkos), and Knoxville. Christine has two grown children, two stepchildren, four young granddaughters, and currently shares a home in Knoxville with her husband, George, their two dogs, and – at last count – 22 rather large fish.

In this exhibition, Christine Parkhurst will display clay busts, bowls, vases, and animal forms with some of our poetry.

Artist’s Statement:
I used to try to make the perfect shape
Until one day someone said
“Your pots are so . . . round;”

And from then on I aimed for
What WAS
Not for what MIGHT be

For I realized there was art in everything
Regardless of form

And perfection itself
In imperfection;

And my spirit SOARED,
And my work


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