Eva Marie Pappas

Eva Marie Pappas, Nashville, TN

 

 "I begin with a vision but before long it seems the clay has a mind of its own. I let it go and always reach the point where I ask 'how would this piece move if it was growing on its own in nature?' I like to show the marks of its growth."                  -Evamarie Pappas

Eva’s work takes on the form of seedpods and ocean-worn stones as she has moved from the potter’s wheel to hand-formed vessels bent and molded in elemental curves. She studied painting and drawing at Ringling School of Art in Sarasota but was drawn to the potter’s wheel the senior students were using, craving freedom from the meticulous nature that hampered her finishing her paintings.