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"My work has a unifying surface treatment in the form of heavily textured presentation. My glazes vary from piece to piece but are almost always representative of some natural element, especially earth, water, and growing things. Blue, green, and brown regularly adorn the surfaces of my highly textured work."
Describe your studio environment.
How/Where do you market and sell your artwork?
What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Wo(man) in the Moon
Did you come to ceramics from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
How have you have taken your experience as a well-established maker in the field and passed that knowledge along to your other artists?
What’s the best advice you’ve been given by a fellow maker, mentor, or teacher?
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Stacy Kuropata is a born and raised Houstonian, potter, and ceramic sculptor. It was at University of Houston that she first fell in love with clay and began her journey in ceramic art. After graduating, she then went on to earn her MFA in ceramic sculpture from Houston Baptist University. Since that time, she has taught ceramic sculpture and pottery to students of all ages, both in academic and private settings. She has shown her work across the state of Texas as well as internationally, and has participated in programs such as the Atelierhaus Hilmsen and Sojourn residencies. Stacy has a passion for sharing the gift of clay with others, and volunteers with organizations such as Clay Houston and Empty Bowls. She teaches ceramic sculpture at Houston Baptist University, as well as private lessons at Third Coast Clay. As a ceramic sculptor and potter, Stacy enjoys creating both small and large scale ceramic artworks as well as functional pottery. Stacy’s sculpture is heavily informed by archaic art and architecture, patterns found in the nature, and geological forms, all seasoned with a hint of her deep love of science fiction, mythology, and fantasy. Her pottery takes these themes and combines them with the everyday kitschy objects she grew up seeing in her grandparents’ homes, incorporating imagery and motifs that inspire the best memories in her heart.