Carol Snyder

Contemporary 


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Alfalfa Bales *


A Walk in the Woods with Grandpap


Orchard


Brown Haybales *


Cracked Earth Treeline


Linear Landscape


Erosion


Fences


Fog


Lake Trees Trio


Tuckerman Ravine


Prairie Grass *


Ravine


Small Linear Landscape (Deep) *


Tall Erosion


Small Linear Landscape (Shallow)


Small Haybales


Sketched *
     
* Hold
* Sold
Excerpt
"In Carol Snyder's ceramic vessels, landscapes are wellsprings of hope, utopian perfection and ease. . . .

Snyder's porcelain vessels are reductions of direct observation. She translates recurring information such as horizon lines, cornstalks, trees and fence rows into design elements. The results are works that are simple, clean and elegant.

All of Snyder's work relies on light. The thin white porcelain allows light to pass through; thus, viewers are keenly aware of the translucence of her medium.

Adding to the effect, she often embosses or cuts away shapes, enabling even more light to filter through. A few pieces rely on a thin black line as an accent.

In her tree-inspired cylindrical pieces, the porcelain changes density from a thicker base to a thin and fragile lip. The delicate edge resembles the way light filters through treetop foliage.

In Hay Bales, circular shapes repeat themselves and allude to the large, round hay bales that dot the Ohio countryside. In Fences, the linear pattern observed in windbreak fencing wraps around a conical vessel.

Referring to natural harmony and beauty, Snyder's work embraces the rural environment."

Chris Yates, The Columbus Dispatch
March 15, 2015

Selected Exhibitions:
2016 - "Three Voices: Conversations on Life and Conflict", Canton Museum of Art
2015 - "Luminous Landscapes", McConnell Center for the Arts, Worthington, OH
2014 - "Carol Snyder: Porcelain Perspectives"  Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH 

Awards:
2017 - Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist Residency, Dresden, Germany
2016 - Greater Columbus Arts Council Award - Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhibition
2016 - Best in Ceramics - 72nd Ohio annual Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art
2016 - Award of Excellence - Boston Mills ArtFest
2016 - Merit Award - 21st San Angelo National Ceramic Competition
2015 - Best of Show - Battle of the Bowls
2015 - Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award of Excellence 

Selected National Juried Art Shows:
2016, 2015, 2012 - Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 - Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, Philadelphia PA
2013 - Washington Craft Show, Washington DC

Articles:
Sarah Sole, "Shaped By Nature", City Scene Magazine, August, 2013.




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