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Renee Brown

Biography to Display: 

Born Conyers, Georgia


1995 BFA Interior Design, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

2007 MFA Ceramics, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas


2007 Summer Resident, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2008 Artist in Residence, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana 

2008-2009 Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana



2008-2009Instructor, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana


Renee Brown is known for ceramic sculpture using floor, wall, pedestal and installation formats. Her work is motivated by the mineral world. Subject matter begins with the clay and glaze minerals from which Brown creates original exaggerated compositions and structures derived from crystalline formations found in nature.

Brown creates her mixed-media sculptures using assembled preformed and natural components. Typical fabricated and natural elements include elongated crystal forms, geodes, rocks, and lichen formations. Surface and composition of each sculpture can include multiple applications of glaze, paint, glitter, and other finishing agents.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

Clay Studio of Missoula Permanent Collection, Missoula, Montana

East Field College Permanent Collection, Mesquite, Texas

Mercer University Permanent Collection, Macon, Georgia

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas

University of North Texas Permanent Collection, Denton, Texas


Bibliography to Display: 

Arbuckle, Linda.  500 Plates, Platters and Chargers: Innovative Expressions of Function and Style. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2008. 

Brown, Renee. “Facing Tradition.” Ceramic Review 227 (2014).

Walsh, Cory.  “Renee Brown's 'Profusion' of Ceramics Given Immersive Installation.” The Missoulian, March 5, 2015.




Typical Marks
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Vase with Bird Handles
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown and Altered, Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Clay Studio of Missoula Permanent Collection
Photo: TMP
Clay Studio of Missoula Permanent Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Kuratnick, Jeffrey. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 30, 2023.