ALICE R. BALLARD

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To quote South Carolina contemporary ceramic artist, Alice Ballard: "My art is a reflection of my relationship with natural forms. It is often the metamorphosis of Nature's forms, as they change from season to season, that attracts me to that universal world in which differing life forms share similar qualities."
Featured Piece
ALICE R. BALLARD Long Wall Pod

Long Wall Pod
- White earthenware, terra sigillata
26 x 7 x 4-1/2 in
$ 2,100.00


ALICE R. BALLARD Long Wall Pod
Long Wall Pod
White earthenware, terra sigillata  
26 x 7 x 4-1/2 in
$2,100
ALICE R. BALLARD Half Pod
Black Half Pod
Red earthenware, terra sigillata, oxides, underglazes  
11-1/2 x 7 x 3 in
$1,100
ALICE R. BALLARD Branch
Branch
Earthenware, terra sigillata, oxides  
27 x 9-1/2 x 2 in
$ 895
ALICE R. BALLARD Large Crocus
Large Crocus
White earthenware, terra sigillata  
13 x 15 x 14 in
$3,400
ALICE R. BALLARD Macedonian Pink Pepper
Macedonian Pink Pepper
White earthenware, terra sigillata  
24-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 in
$1,800
ALICE R. BALLARD Ming Rose No. 1
Ming Rose No. 1
White earthenware, terra sigillata  
11 x 11 x 12 in
$2,950
ALICE R. BALLARD Sculpture
Organic Totem
Earthenware, terra sigillatta  
33 x 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 in
$1,750
ALICE R. BALLARD Half Pod
Red Half Pod
Red earthenware, terra sigillata  
11-1/2 x 7-1/2 x 3-1/2 in
$1,100
ALICE R. BALLARD Dark Red Half Pod
Dark Red Half Pod
Earthenware with terra sigillata and oxides  
12 x 10 x 4 in
Sold
ALICE R. BALLARD Container with Day Lilies
Day Lily Vessel
Earthenware, terra sigillata, glaze  
21 x 7-1/2 x 5 in
$1,250
ALICE R. BALLARD Fall Embrace
Fall Embrace
Red earthenware, terra sigillata  
22-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 4 in
Sold
ALICE R. BALLARD Fern Platter
Fern Platter
Ceramic with terra sigillata  
18 x 16-1/2 x 3 in
Sold
ALICE R. BALLARD Ginko Leaf Platter
Ginko Leaf Platter
Earthenware with terra sigillata and oxides  
4 x 19 x 19 in
Sold
ALICE R. BALLARD Box with Ferns
Lidded Fern Vessel No. 2
Earthenware, terra sigillata, glaze  
15 x 7-1/2 x 5 in
$1,250

ALICE R. BALLARD

ALICE R. BALLARD

ALICE R. BALLARD Biography

Rediscovering a forgotten brown bag of tulip bulbs, ceramist Alice R. Ballard began to study their small shapes. From this humble beginning, an exquisite body of sculpted flora and fauna has emerged.

“My art is a reflection of my relationship with natural forms. These forms come to me on walks, while I work in my garden or on visits to the produce section of the grocery store. I spend countless hours contemplating a particular form in order to feel its energy. Next I will begin to draw the form, trying to capture the essence of what I have felt and observed. Then I begin to bring this form to life in clay. As an artist, I hope that those who choose to connect with my work can share some of the harmony and tranquility I feel through the creative process. Perhaps, at the very least, the viewer will give those small, often unnoticed forms in Nature a second glance.” — Alice R. Ballard

Ballard received her BS degree in design and her MA degree in painting from the University of Michigan. Her work is in the permanent collections of Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Mint Museum of Craft + Design (NC), Resen International Ceramic Colony Collection (Macedonia), Greenville County Museum of Art (SC), Tennessee State Art Collection, South Carolina State Art Collection and Bank of America (NC). She has also exhibited at North Carolina Museum of Art, York County Museum (SC), Spartanburg Museum of Art (SC) and Anchorage Museum of History and Art (AK). Alice currently works from her studio in South Carolina.

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