Sally Myers


Sally Myers

Jewelry, Sculpture

FaceToFaceLoResI love spending time outdoors in natural places, especially places where there are no people. The Chinese proverb, “Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” is a good metaphor for understanding my life and artwork.

I use steel, clay, paper, beads, and nearly any other art material I can get my hands on.  I fell in love with the way steel changes when heated, forged, and welded. Like steel, clay changes form in a magical way. The moist clay moves easily in your hands and the final hardened piece reflects the way the moist clay was handled.

I use natural forms: trees, plants, leaves, animals, especially birds. To make my artwork, I borrow the gestures, forms, and textures of the plants and animals around me. I want to capture something that rings true about these subjects.

I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, later a Masters in teaching art and a Ph.D.  I taught in a university art department for more than 20 years.  My artwork has been shown in regional and national exhibitions all over the United States and collected a few prizes along the way.  I now live in the Shenandoah Valley.


 

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The Fire House Gallery is an economic development project created and managed by Berryville Main Street, featuring distinctive handmade arts and crafts from local and regional Virginia artists. The gallery is funded in part by grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Virginia Commission for the Arts and National Endowment for the Arts

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