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Courtney Murphy

Biography to Display: 

Born Riverhead, New York

EDUCATION

1999BA Sociology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

2004Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Ceramics, Oregon College of Art &Craft, Portland, Oregon

RESIDENCIES

2004Resident Artist, Guldagergaard International Center for the Ceramic Arts, Skaelskor, Denmark

2009Resident Artist, Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts, Asheville, North Carolina

2009Short-Term Resident Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2010Lincoln Fellow, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2010-2012Long-Term Resident, Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

2012Resident Artist, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, Montana

2012-2014Resident Artist, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

2006-2009Studio Assistant, Ceramic Instructor, Asheville, North Carolina

2009—Present, Studio Potter, Missoula, Montana

 

Courtney Murphy is known for wheel-thrown or slip-cast terracotta functional pottery which incorporates raw clay body into the surface designs. Surface techniques include the application of a precise white dominant form which separates the decorated area from continuous areas of the undecorated clay body. The minimal use of incised line and dot colors echo elements of the white form and complete the pattern. Patterns can be unique for one vessel or repeated with slight variations on many vessel forms.

At present (2018) Murphy’s work reflects mid-century modern forms and is primarily dinnerware.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Helena, Montana

The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula, Montana

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Bloomfield, Linda.  Contemporary Tableware. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.  

Clark, Donald. Making a Living in Crafts. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2006. 

Gluckert, Stephen. Persistence in Clay. Missoula, MT: Missoula Art Museum, 2011. 

 Hemachandra, Ray.  500 Vases: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form. New York, NY: Lark Books, 2010. 

Lovelace, Joyce, “Push It: At Archie Bray, Tradition Means Innovation.”  American Craft Magazine (June 2011). 

Mc Creight, Tim. Design Language: Interpretive Edition.  Portland, ME: Bryn Morgen Press, 2006. 

Murphy, Courtney, “Less is More.”  Pottery Making Illustrated (November 2011). 

Schulman, Blair. “The Sweet Life.” Ceramics: Art & Perception (March 2013). 

Wandless, Paul Andrew.  500 Prints on Clay.  New York, NY: Lark Books, 2013.

 

Website(s):

www.courtneymurphy.net

 

Typical Marks
Mug
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl
Materials: Earthenware
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: Glaze, Slip Trailing
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 May 24, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/murphy-0