Ballard, Long Pod Trio, 2009, white earthenware with copper oxide and terra sigillata, 28″ x 6″ x 3.5″

Alice Ballard

Alice Ballard (b. 1945, Florence, S.C.) is an artist and educator. Recent solo exhibitions of her work have been at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, N.C.; the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, N.C.; and the Burroughs and Chapin Museum in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Since 1980, Ballard has participated in more then 45 group exhibitions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, New York and Ohio. Ballard has been the recipient of numerous grants and honors, including awards from the Greenville (S.C.) Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Craft Fellowship program. She holds a BS in design and an MA in painting, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She teaches at Christ Church Episcopal School and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, both in Greenville, where she lives.

Statement of support:

Alice Ballard stands out as one of the masters of ceramic sculpture in our state. Her treatment of natural, organic forms succeeds in transforming the common and familiar into eloquent explorations of forms and innovative, thoughtful designs. Her work exhibits a keen mastery of her material with a refined sense of craftsmanship. She blends sculptural form, scale and surface texture with a subtle color palette. Ballard’s presentation of her forms produces delightful spatial compositions that enliven any space.

Elizabeth Keller, Coastal Carolina University, Conway

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