Join NCC on Tuesday, January 21, at 6 pm, when Visiting McKnight Artist Resident Rebecca Chappell will present a free lecture in NCC’s library on her work and life.
Chappell received her MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2008 and her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was a resident artist from 2010 – 2015 at The Clay Studio. She currently teaches a community class there and has also been teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art for eight years. Her use of color is unapologetic and bold, an appropriate complement to her forms, which are highly evolved and yet retain a delicious primitiveness. She reaches beyond function, saying: "Pots can be covert instruments for carrying messages—objects that, over time, through intimate actions with the human body, slowly reveal surprises and meanings that are contained within. They are a subtle way of communicating that need not be obviously aggressive or confrontational in order to have presence and importance."