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Melinda Gray Crider

Biography to Display: 

1951 Born Hattiesburg, Mississippi

EDUCATION

Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

APPRENTICESHIPS& RESIDENCIES

Apprenticeship Program, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Melinda Crider is known for using a local Georgia clay body to make figurative sculpture and functional pottery. Originally trained as a painter and sculptor, Crider studied clay during her apprenticeship at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Her sculptures are influenced by childhood memory.

Crider hand builds her figures and uses underglazes, slips, washes, stains, and sometimes beeswax to create the detailed surfaces. Cider’s work may be fired multiple times to achieve the final surface. Her vessels are also hand built, and are decorated with patterning, textures, and multiple glaze.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California

 

 

Typical Marks
2017
Charmer II
Date: 2014
Form: Sculpture
Materials: White Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Vessel
Date: 2017
Form: Vessel
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Horse
Form: Sculpture
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist
Horse with Rider
Form: Sculpture
Materials: White Stoneware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified April 11, 2018. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/crider