Carol Snyder
Contemporary Sculpture

Carol’s art is a unique fusion of exquisite craftsmanship in the challenging medium of porcelain with an evocative luminous abstraction of the elemental forms associated with the landscape. The finely articulated features of her sculpture yield a delicate visual poetry about nature and our ties to it. Carol has exhibited her work at the Canton Museum of Art and in a two-person exhibition at the Southern Ohio Museum. Her work is included in permanent collections of the Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Canton Museum of Art, Ohio, San Angelo Museum of  Fine Art, Texas, and the Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth.

Artist's Statement:

My work comes from the ceramic craft tradition of wheel thrown vessels but moves beyond what we perceive as a domestic object to one that speaks of aesthetic of form and my primary interest in the landscape. 

 

I condense and abstract patterns and textures from experiences I have had in nature so that the work becomes less representational. This reductive method allows for the form to embody my vision, my memory and more importantly, a feeling that I had at the time. Subtle layers of color and line achieve a blur of a moment that for me becomes a journey’s record and perhaps a contemplative moment for the viewer.

 

My work is not about a process or a glaze; they are to express a sense of quiet, balance, and ties with the natural world.