Stephanie GalliDanville, Kentucky

Red Lodge Clay – Center Short-Term Resident 2015, (AIA) 2024

Stephanie Galli is an Assistant Professor of Art and area-head of Ceramics at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where she also maintains an active studio practice. Galli received her MFA ‘16 from Indiana University and her BFA ‘12 from Central Michigan University. Passionate about travel, she has spent time making art in China, Italy and Malaysia. She has been a resident artist at the Pottery Workshop Jingdezhen, AMACObrent, Red Lodge Clay Center, and MudFire Clayworks. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, most notably at Miami Art Week, The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Hangzhou Peace International in Hangzhou, China. Stephanie’s sculptures and utilitarian vessels have been featured in publications such as Ceramics Monthly, American iPottery, and BADAO ART. She was named an Emerging Artist in 2017 by Ceramics Monthly. Besides art-making and education, her interests include gardening, cooking & baking and her three rescued dachshunds.

While I’m inherently drawn to precision and control in my work, I’ve come to embrace the beauty of spontaneity and serendipity. By surrendering a measure of control to the kiln, each piece takes on a life of its own, emerging as singular and with unrepeatable entities. This is evident in the dance of black graphic lines mingling with cobalt in the fluid glaze, the various color combinations, and the organic drips that emerge in the firing process.