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Tina Curry

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1960 Born Knoxville, Tennessee


1982 BA English, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida


1983—Manager, Creative Media Department, Oakridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee



Tina Curry is known for figurative ceramic sculpture. Subject matter includes human and animal forms. Curry's most frequent subject is horses. Each piece uses a stoneware clay body and slab-construction method.

Curry develops earth-toned surfaces using saggar, pit, and/or raku firing methods. Raku fired surfaces are often developed using the horse-hair technique, where a work is removed from the kiln at the red hot stage and transferred to a covered container with horse-hair fill which burns off creating an oxidation environment. The resulting effects include surface with smoke-black crimped lines from the burned horse hair.




Center for CraftSouthern Highland Craft Guild



Center for CraftCenter For Craft


Typical Marks
Form: Sculpture
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Hand-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Raku
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Jeffrey Kuratnick. "The Marks Project." Last modified June 23, 2023.