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Artist: Becky Lloyd


Artist: Becky and Steve Loyd
Becky Lloyd, NORTH CAROLINA
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My work uses a centuries old technique called sgraffito to create very intricate
patterns and designs. Each piece of hand thrown porcelain is coated with a black terra sigillata slip. I then use a very sharp knife to cut into the slip to expose the white porcelain underneath. This technique allows me to indulge in my passion for design and challenge my skills at the same time.

Over the last few years my work has become more personal. A refuge. An
expression of beauty, love and grief all at the same time. I have always had a keen interest in ancient civilizations and the incredible art they produced. Those ancient worlds hold endless inspiration for me and always will. But I am now looking inside myself. Searching. Searching for what I have lost. In late April of 2014, Steve my husband, partner in clay and life passed away unexpectedly of an undiagnosed heart condition. This man that I spent over 26 years of my life with was everything to me. He was always my biggest fan but I now know he was also my biggest inspiration. A true artist. An amazing potter. Never have I worked in the studio without him by my side. The pots we made together were an expression of the love we had for each other and our work. I cannot help but reflect on what was. It has shaped my life to what it is. Moving forward is inevitable, but in looking back and remembering I am carrying along memories and ideas of all that we had together. Now I must look inside and find the courage and grace to continue what Steve and I started together so long ago. Steve will always be in every piece I make and every piece I decorate. How could it be any other way?

EDUCATION
Becky Lloyd  BA, 1990, Beloit College
*Steve LloyD   MFA 1995, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville  BA, 1989, Beloit College


EXHIBITIONS
2018
Whorled : Group Show with Kyle Carpenter and Michael Kline, Schaller
Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI
Potters of Madison County, Potters Market, Marshall, NC

2017
Potters of Madison County, Marshall, NC.
Canon River Clay Tour, Northfield, MN.
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
Cup : The Intimate Object XIII, Charlie Cummings Gallery
Flower City Pottery Invitational, Rochester, NY.
Bijoux: A Show of Small Works, Schaller Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI.

2016 Potters of Madison County, Marshall, NC
Cannon River Clay Tour, Northfield, MN.
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
The Cup Collaboration, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.
Beauty and Function: Ceramic Arts in Western NC, Asheville Area Arts
Council, Asheville, NC.
Cup: The Intimate Object XII

2015 Potters of Madison County, Marshall, NC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
1st Annual Akira Satake Ceramics Invitational, Asheville Area Arts
Council, Asheville NC
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville,
FL
Simple Cup Invitational Kobo Gallery, Seattle WA.

2014 Potters of Madison County, Marshall, NC
North Carolina Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Raleigh, NC
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD, Best Display
American Craft Council Show, Atlanta, GA, Award of
Excellence
Cup: The Intimate Object, Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainesville,
FL

2013
Winter Park Art Fair, Winter Park, FL Award of Excellence
Artisphere, Greenville, SC. Best of Show Award
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
North Carolina Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum,Charlotte, NC
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA Best of Show
Award

2012 Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
North Carolina Potters Market Invitational,Mint Museum,Charlotte, NC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
Artisphere, Greenville, SC. Best of Show Award
Functional Ceramics 2012, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH
Gasparilla Festival of Arts, Tampa, FL
Plates, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC
Winter Park Art Fair, Winter Park, FL Award of Excellence


2011
Gasparilla Festival of Arts, Tampa, FL
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
Artisphere, Greenville, SC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
St Louis Art Fair, St Louis, MO First Place Award
Piedmont Craftsman Fair, Winston-Salem, NC
National Teapot Show, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC


2010
The American Craft Show in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Artisphere, Greenville, SC, Best of Show, 3rd Place
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, VA, Award of Excellence
Asheville in Atlanta. Invitational, Mudfire Gallery, Atlata, GA.
St Louis Art Fair, St Louis, MO First Place Award
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
Piedmont Craftsman Fair, Winston-Salem, NC

2009
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
St Louis Art Fair, St Louis, MO Best of Show
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, VA
The American Craft Show in Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

2008 The American Craft Show in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
Northern Virginia Art Fair, Reston, Va, First Place Award, Fine Craft
The American Craft Show, Atlanta, GA, Award of Excellence
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC

2007
Art Fair at Laumeier, St. Louis, MO, Mayors Choice award
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC
The American Craft Show in Charlotte, Charlotte, NC,
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, Asheville, NC

2006
American Craft Council, St. Paul Craft Show, St. Paul, MN.
Art Fair at Laumeier, St. Louis, MO., Best of Show Award
Minnesota Crafts Festival, St. Paul, MN. Best of Show, 2nd place Award
Madison Art Fair on the Square, Madison, WI. Best of Show Award
Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Milwaukee, WI.
Edina Art Fair, Edina, MN., Best of Show
Ever More, Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN.
New Collaborations, Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN.
Feats of Clay National XVIII, Lincoln, CA.

COLLECTIONS
Mint Museum Randolph, Permanent Collection
The Crocker Museum of Art. The Sidney Swidler Collection
The Kamm Teapot Collection
The Bindley Collection
US Department of State, Collection of diplomatic gifts.
Weisman Art Museum, Permanent Collection, Minneapolis, MN.
Goldstein Museum of Design, Saint Paul, MN.

AFFILIATIONS
National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts
Southern Highlands Craft Guild
Piedmont Craftsmen
American Craft Council
Handmade in America, Craft Registry
Potters of Madison County

PUBLICATIONS
500 Teapots, Lark Publishing
500 Cups, Lark Publishing
500 Platters and Chargers, Lark Publishing
Ceramics Monthly, Collaborating Couples, November 2011

GRANTS
2012 North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant

GALLERIES
Ariel Contemporary Craft Gallery, Asheville, NC
Troika Contemporary Craft Gallery, Floyd, VA
Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville, FL
Schaller Gallery, Saint Joseph, MI

*Steve Lloyd passed away in 2014. Becky and Steve maintained a studio
together for 24 years. From 2005 - 2014 Becky and Steve collaborated on all
work.


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