Savanna is a southern gal from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she grew up behind the counter of her parents’ retail store filled with local art, imported furniture, home decor, and more. After finishing her BFA in Ceramics and Painting from Louisiana State University, she moved from cajun country to the mountains — Carbondale, CO where she was an Artist in Residence at the Carbondale Clay Center 2017-2019. Transitioning from Artist in Residence to Marketing & Communications Manager, Savanna continues to work with Carbondale Clay Center in efforts to expand its reach, programs, and impact on the local and ceramic communities. Her studio practice now resides at Studio for Arts & Works in Carbondale, CO where she investigates the power of multiples, explores material combinations, and develops a language of mark-making.
Pulling from my background in painting and drawing, my current work focuses on the power of multiples: pattern, rhythm, and repetition. Ranging from sculptures and installations made from copious amounts of ceramic parts to embellished functional ware, my exploration is centered on components as marks. All together, the multitude of “marks” make up a drawing or mural through physical pattern and surface design.
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