Red Lodge Clay Center Long-Term Resident 2008-09
Martha Grover is a functional potter, living in Bethel Maine, creating thrown and altered porcelain pieces. She attended Bennington College in Vermont, where she received her undergraduate degree in Architecture. Martha received her MFA in ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, and can be found at galleries across the country.
I work toward creating a sense of elegance for the user while in contact with each porcelain piece. Reminiscent of orchids, flowing dresses, and the body, the work has a sense of familiarity and preciousness. Transmitting desire – there is a sense of revealing and concealing. Using a layering of details, the pieces catch our attention immediately and then the details draw us in, to make a closer inspection.