“Bodily Memories from My Mom’s Side” is an award-winning sculpture by Welch Fellow Kourtney Stone winning second place for graduate student work at the 2020 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) national juried exhibition. The mixed-media sculpture was also part of Stone’s featured installation at the Temporary Arts Center show in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Mo Jahangir.)
Title: Bodily Memories from My Mom’s Side (2019)
Media: Earthenware, glass, found objects, textiles, underglaze, wax
Dimension: 52 x 16 x 22 inches
Kourtney Stone uses her figurative assemblage sculptures to question the relationship between memory and perception, as well as how people construct stories about their lived experiences. The sculptures are rooted in personal memories, yet within each one there are opportunities for the viewer to discover information, build narratives and ask their own questions.
“Ceramics fascinates me for all the history it carries, as both a material and a field. Clay was formed through the erosion of ancient rocks. The things we make with it, whether that is pottery or sculpture, are reflective of our human needs and values. And those things will then outlive us.”
Originally from Pennsylvania, Kourtney Stone is an artist and educator currently earning her M.F.A. degree as a Welch Fellow at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University.