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August 2011

Carolina Creations in New Bern, NC, Offers Works by Vicki Grant

Carolina Creations Fine Art and Contemporary Craft Gallery in New Bern, NC, will present an exhibit of works by NC ceramicist Vicki Grant, on view from Aug. 1 - 31, 2011.

Grant graduated from the University of Maryland School of Architecture and has been practicing architecture for over 25 years. The focus of her work, be it Architecture or Art, has been towards creating visual experiences that engage the viewer both intellectually and emotionally.

“I have always felt that the most amazing forms, structure, color and textures are found within nature and that exposure to these elements have been my inspiration and teacher,” says Grant. Sketching is the inception of the thought; It brings an idea to a page that then allows me to move forward to transform the clay to reflect the original conceptual thought.

Working with porcelain Grant creates her pieces either by throwing or hand building. After firing, oil pigments are hand applied, layer after layer, until the final patina of rich hues is achieved.

Grant’s studio is filled with interesting natural objects. Porcupine quills, fossils, stones, feathers, wood and shells are incorporated into the piece, again enriching the visual and intellectual experience.

Many of the pieces in the display are her clay sculptures called Windows to Earth and Whimsies which are three dimensional, mixed media pieces mounted on slate tiles.

In addition to Grant’s work a show of paintings by Tim Hergenrader and Jan Francoeur continues through the end of August.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 252/626-3376 or visit (


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