MFA, Clemson University, 2021
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am a first-year Graduate student. My dream job is to be a professor at a University with great culture and to teach workshops internationally.
Q:How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: Playful, dark, and absurd.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: The permission and freedom to follow the pleasure of creative expression in all areas of life.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A: Funk Art, underground comic books, National Lampoon, daily moments of pleasure and joy. Meditation.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: I am most proud of my piece “First with the Heart, then with the Head” because it combines a high level of technical craftsmanship, emotional vulnerability, and sharp, bold aesthetics that creates a strong piece and viewers are attracted to it.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
A: Seeing the works the other artists are making and witnessing the excitement people have as they pick up their crates.
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: I was a long term resident artist at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville, NC from 2017-2019. I am featured in the book Amazing Glaze by Gaberial Kline. The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) interviewed me about my experiences volunteering and I was featured for their blog. https://blog.nceca.net/opportunities-in-volunteering
I was recently mentioned by art critic Annabel Osberg in Artillery Mag for the exhibit Morph at Mash Gallery in LA, CA. https://artillerymag.com/morph/
And I will have images in the February issue of Bold Life Magazine for an upcoming show in Tryon called ‘Razzle Dazzle’ at Tryon Painters and Sculptors which opens Feb 29th and runs through April 15th.
See some of Molly's previous work below!