“The intense pace [of preparing for the show] has led to some revelations with the work both in terms of pots and sculpture,” said sculptor and potter Lisa Naples just prior to exhibiting at the 2012 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
Lisa strives to express something personal in her functional vessels. Lately, she has added characters to the surface of her pots, which cause the onlooker to be drawn in to imagine the story being told through the illustrations.
The collection of ceramic sculpture and handmade earthenware pottery she exhibited at the 2012 Show was extraordinary, leading to her winning the 2012 Jane and Leonard Korman Family Prize for Excellence in Contemporary Ceramics.
Lisa’s experience with the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show has been excellent. Lisa commented, “The entire long weekend is punctuated with interesting audience members… who enrich the experience with their questions, comments and observations.”
Excitingly, we know Craft Show attendees will see Lisa’s work at the 2013 Craft Show, as well! For the first time, the Craft Show Committee has extended an automatic invitation to each of the award recipients from the previous year.
Directing her warm words to the Women’s Committee, Lisa shared, ”Your choice to add the invitation to return for one year to award winners makes something that was already a great vote of support and confidence even more so…I’m sincerely grateful to all of you for your efforts on behalf of fine craft… Thank you ALL!!”