Sam Chumley

Sam Chumley of Sevierville, TN

Artist Statement:

“My work intersects a variety of techniques in ceramics and printmaking to create functional pots. For me, the functional crafted object that exists in the home and daily life of the user creates an experience that is drastically different than high art, which traditionally exists in a sterile gallery setting. This subversion is paralleled in the imagery that I use on the surface of my pots which draws influence from American traditional tattoo culture.”

Sam Chumley received his BFA in ceramics from Indiana University Southeast in 2017 and his MFA in ceramics from Ball State University in 2020. Sam’s work focuses on functional ceramics and he has exhibited across the united states and Canada including exhibitions with the National Council for Education of the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Sam currently maintains his studio practice and works as a studio technician for Arrowmont School of Art and Craft.

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Closed 7/28 through 8/3:

We will be closed to the public Friday, July 28 through Thursday, August 4 as we install our next exhibition, Inspired By Nature. Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, August 4 from 5 to 8pm!