Ceramic Earthworks

Ivy Green

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Tall Living Earthwork With Moon Ivy Green's career as a ceramic artist was born of her affinity to nature. She was born in The Bronx, spent her early years in Flushing, Queens, and was raised on Long Island. Her first camping trip at the age of nine sparked her connection to the out of doors.

She discovered her passion for working with clay in high school, which prompted her studies with the fine art department of the State University College of Fredonia in Fredonia, New York. During this time, she spent a year in England deepening her relationship with landscape, and expanding her craft. She received a Bachelor of Ceramics in January 1977.

She spent two years in New York City developing a series of terracotta works at the New School in Manhattan.

Ivy�s work, inspired by nature, captures a fundamental connection to the living Earth. Her travel through Europe, and backpacking experiences in upstate NY had a great influence upon her, strengthening a deep rooted passion for the countryside.

Ms. Green's work has a raw and passionate correlation to the textures and colors that reveal her artist�s voice. Her signature combination of stain and glaze, accentuates the texture as her vehicle of expression.

She has exhibited work at Long Island and New Jersey Juried craft shows, the Carborundum Museum of Ceramics in Niagara USA, and is currently showing at the Queens Museum of Art.

Ivy received a Master of Science with distinction in Early Childhood education from Hofstra University, and is currently teaching art for the New York City Dept of Education. She raised two children, is an avid gardener, and is devoted to an organic lifestyle. She presently lives on Long Island, New York.

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