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Beth Cavener, Beth Cavener Stichter

Biography to Display: 

1972Born, Pasadena, California

EDUCATION

1995BA Sculpture, Haverford College, Pennsylvania

2000-2002MFA Ceramics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

APPRENTICESHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1996-1997Post-Baccalaureate Portfolio Development, Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee

2002Artist-in-Residence, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana

UnknownApprentice to Alan LeQuire, Nashville, Tennessee

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

2002—Professional Studio Artist

 

Beth Cavener Stichter builds her solid stoneware sculptures on metal armatures, often with 2,000 or more pounds of clay at a time. She then cuts the piece into 30 to 160 sections, hollows out each section to 1/4" thickness and, then, reassembles them before firing. In order to work on a larger scale, the reassembled hollow pieces are then cut again to fit inside the kiln, fired, and then reassembled with glues and epoxies. The surfaces are painted after firing using flat interior latex paint. Cavener's work reflects her interest in the surrealist movement of the 1920s.

Beth Cavener Stichter was awarded first prize by the Virginia A. Groot Foundation in 2005. 

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky

Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, Wisconsin

Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Boggs, Sheri. Ceramic Art and Perception, June 2004.

Bova, Joe. 500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2006.

Cavener Stichter, Beth. "Ceramic Sculptures by Beth Cavener Stichter." JUXTAPOZ. August 4, 2014.

Cavener Stichter, Beth. “New Beginnings.” Ceramics Monthly, May, 1999.

Clark, Garth. Beth Cavener Stichter. New York, NY: Garth Clark Gallery, 2006.

Cloonan, Mary K. “Flesh and Emotion,” Ceramic Art and Perception, no. 49, (2001).

Ferrin, Leslie. 500 Figures in Clay. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 2004.

Held, Peter. Innovation & Change: Ceramics from the Arizona State University Art Museum. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Art Museum, 2009.

___, _____. A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University Art Museum, 2008.

Milosch, Jane and Suzanne Frantz. From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2007.

Pappas, Jen. "Come Undone: The Sculptures of Beth Cavener Stichter." Hi-Fructose 26 (2013).

Schwartz, Judith. Confrontational Ceramics. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

 

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Website: http://www.followtheblackrabbit.com/

 

The Marks Project is not aware of any signatures or marks for this artist.
Hare
Date: ca. 2001
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
A Strange Attraction
Date: 2004
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Slip
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Hoof Cup
Date: 2005
Form: Cup
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Run
Date: 2006
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware, Mixed Media
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Acrylic Paint
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photo: Jon Bolton
Racine Art Museum, Gift of Karen Johnson Boyd
Photo: TMP
A Modest Proposal
Date: 2006
Method: Hand Built
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Enenra
Date: 2013
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Courtesy of The Nevica Project
Courtesy of The Nevica Project

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