Sam Oliver

Sam Oliver (Tryon, NC)

“Sam Oliver is a ceramic artist living and working in Tryon, NC. While living in Western North Carolina, her interest in the native plant population grew. In higher elevations of the Appalachian mountains are vast temperate rainforests which support diverse ecosystems.
Using ceramic vessels, Sam implements layered surfaces of high contrast to display the nuances of living amongst indigenous and native invasive foliage and plant life dependent on temperate rainforest biome, while reflecting on the complications of deforestation due to industrial agriculture and expansion.”
After graduating with her BFA from Winthrop University, SC in 2013, Sam Oliver attended a short term residency at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. From there she completed a year and a half long residency at The Bascom: Center for Visual Arts in Highlands, NC, then moved to Pennsylvania for a six month residency at Brockway Center for Arts and Technology. She is currently working as a full time potter and educator out of her home studio in Tryon, NC.

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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!