Artist Info

 

Terri Kennedy's Artist Statement

 

Louisiana is America’s original melting pot, and I like to incorporate all of Louisiana's culture into my pieces by carving the crumbling brickwork I see around me. My work is reminiscent of the Ol’ French architecture of New Orleans, incorporating the impressionistic style by layering a multitude of glazes, and hand-building flowers native to Louisiana. My work is mainly decorative but functional wheel-thrown earthenware vessels I call "Functional Sculpture.” Pieces are thrown in separate sections, appliquéd, carved and assembled.

 

My love for clay and sculpting goes back to when I was a child. I would use leftover piecrust clippings and form the pieces into flowers and animals. For the past 20+ years I have turned my love of molding things with clay into a life-long and loving endeavor to make pottery for the everyday world. With all of my processes I strive to merge form with function while encompassing the beauty I see in the Southern Louisiana Culture from my home studio in Denham Springs, Louisiana.
 

Memberships & Teaching: 

                LSU Leisure Classes in Ceramics

                BREC Hand building pottery class
                Board of Directors of Louisiana Craft Guild 
                Louisiana Crafts Guild Master Craftsman
                Biloxi Art Association Member
                Mudslingers Potters Guild (Biloxi)
                Louisiana Art Market Artist
                Bywater Art Market Artist
                New Orleans Art Market Artist
                Art Council of Baton Rouge Market Artist

Awards:  Peter Anderson Legacy Award 2019

                Louisiana Master Craftsman 2015

                Best in Show 3-D work Three Rivers Festival 2010

                2nd Place Art in Pass Festival 2009
                1st Place Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival 2004
                Honorable Mention Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival 2003
                Honorable Mention Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival 2002
                Honorable Mention Melrose Arts & Crafts Festival 2001
                2nd Place Meridian Arts in the Park Festival 2002

Publications & Television:               
              Weekends with Witney, WBRZ, April 2016
              Featured artist at Louisiana Marketshops at the 115, Sept. - Nov. 2016
              The Advocate, March 2016
              The Advocate November 2015
               LPB Art Auction, Oct 2015
               The Advocate, May 2015
               The Livingston Parish News October, 2014

                LPB Art Auction, Oct 2014
               The Advocate January 7, 2014                
               The Livingston Parish News April 4, 2013
               225 Magazine 2013
               The morning show on WBRZ-TV May 2012
               Country Roads Magazine Featured artist Oct 2011 issue
               The morning show on WAFB-TV nov 2011
               The Advocate 2010
               WAFB-TV Evening news 2009
               The Morning show on WAFB-TV nov, 2008
               The Advocate 2008
               Sunshine Artist Magazine August 2007
               WBRZ TV May 2007
               WAFB TV May 2007
               The Advocate News April 2006
               Livingston Parish News November 2005
               Ascension on the Move "Show #32" Art in the Gardens, Nov. 2005
               In Register Magazine August 2005
               American Press Sept 17, 2004
               Jennings Daily News Sept 19, 2004
               Livingston Parish News "the Applause Section" April 29, 2004    
               Iris Magazine April 2004 Issue
               Natchitoches Times June 2003
               Livingston Parish News November 18, 2003
               Livingston Parish News November 20, 2003
               Natchitoches Times June 2002    
               Country Sampler Magazine    March 2001 issue
              WAFB - TV Baton Rouge, LA  April 2002 
               KLAX-TV Alexandria, LA December 2002
               WBRZ - TV Baton Rouge, LA  April 2002
               Denham Springs Art Association, Guest speaker June, 2014
               Livingston Parish Art Association May, 2014
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery, B.R., LA, May 2014
               Livingston Parish News "applause, applause" March 27, 2014 
               Livingston Parish News Arts and Entertainment March 20, 2014
               Featured Artist "White Light Night" Mid City B.R., LA, Nov 2013
               The Vault "Blossoms and Brick..an ageless beauty" Acadiana Center for the arts May -           July 2013                  Zeigler Art Museum "Red Stick Artist" June - July 2013
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery, B.R., LA, May 2013
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery B.R. LA May 2012
               Solo Exhibit at "The Vault at Acadiana Center for the Arts" Laf, LA May - July 2012
               San Souci Gallery "Art Walk" Lafayette, La Oct 2012
               Featured Artist "White Light Night" Mid City B.R., LA, Nov 2011
               Featured Artist “The Gallery” Ocean Springs, MS 2011
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery, B.R., LA, May 2010
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery, B.R., LA, May 2009
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Elizabethan Gallery, B.R., LA, May 2008
               Featured Artist "White Light Night" Mid City B.R., LA, Nov 2007
               Featured Artist "Hot Art, Cool Nights" Mid City B.R., LA, May-June 2007
               Elizabethan Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA , B.R., LA 2007
               Mary Sherry Library    Biloxi, MS      
               Ziegler Museum   Jennings Louisiana   Oct 2004
               George Ohr Museum "Candugun Teapot Exhibit"  Biloxi, MS July 2004

Galleries:

                La Jardin & Adorn, Royal St.  New Orleans, LA French quarter
                Louisiana Marketplace at the 115, Breaux Bridge, LA
                Elizabethan Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
                San Souci Gallery, Lafayette, LA

                The Craft, Natchez, MS

                ArtCetera, Hattisburg, MS
                Novelle Lune, New Orleans, LA
                The Purple Pelican, Pass Christian, MS
                The Gallery, Ocean Springs, MS
                Moran Art Studio, Ocean Springs, MS
                George Ohr Museum Gift Shop, Biloxi, MS
                For the Love of Art Gallery, Gulfport, MS
                Louisiana Pottery, Sorrento, LA
                St Luke’s Gift and Gallery

Juror:       Louisiana Craft Guild
                Oak Alley Arts & Crafts Festival 2005
                Oak Alley Arts & Crafts Festival 2006
 

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Denham Springs, La