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Noelle Horsfield

Biography to Display: 

1975 Born Ironton, Ohio


1993-1997 Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

1998 University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

1998 Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky

2010 Level I Certificate Training, Yoga Sanctuary, Northampton, Massachusetts


Owner, Full Circle Ceramic, Huntington, West Virginia


2008 Summer Resident & Session Assistant, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, Newcastle, Maine


Noelle Horsfield’s work is hand built before the forms are decorated using incising techniques called mishima and sgraffito. These processes produce illustrations that resemble a printmaker's etchings or woodblock prints. She further develops the imagery using repurposed vintage decals; often firing a pot multiple times.

Horsfield’s illustrations draw from traditional folk art, blue and white Asian designs, tattoo art, typography, and wood cut printmaking designs. The entirely handmade pieces range from tiny tidbit plates to serving vessels of all sizes to large decorative vases and urns and are covered in drawn animals, oak leaves, text, and floral patterns. The use of southern sayings and lighthearted profanity have become a signature of her work.


Artist's Studio: Full Circle Ceramic Noelle Horsfield


Typical Marks
Fox Plate
Date: ca 2014
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Slab-Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
Photo: Loren Maron
You're Kind of the Best-Vase
Date: 2016
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Fuck Bunnies Serving Platter
Date: 2016
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Press Mold, Carved
Surface Technique: Glaze, Luster, Sgraffito
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified May 26, 2023.