Burnsville, NC | Exhibiting Since 1976
The figurative sculptures of ceramist Becky Gray provide a quiet place where one may reflect upon the narrative possibilities of the human condition.
“The dichotomy within man mimics that of nature–full of beauty on one hand and destruction on the other,” notes Gray. “In my work, however, I endeavor to convey the inherent goodness within mankind, whether quietly masked or direct.”
Gray’s works are hand-built; she uses thrown forms, extrusions, coils, and slabs combined in different ways to create pieces that are suclptural and often ceremonial in nature. Her works are raku-fired with light reduction, generally sprayed with water and then put in to hardwood sawdust to cool. The result is an aged, often stone-like or metallic appearance.