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Mandie Ebarb

Mandie Ebarb

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    My personal goal as a ceramic artist is to expand my own perception of reality in order to confront challenges in my everyday life with more awareness. My work is greatly influenced by the philosophy of Teaism. In the 1906 long essay, The Book of Tea, the author, Japanese scholar Okakura Kakuzo, describes Teaism as "essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in the impossible thing we know as life". My current body of work is an exploration of the imperfect and the story those imperfections communicate. Altering slip cast porcelain forms and experimenting with glaze formulation, I am attempting to gain a greater understanding of the variability of control that accompanies the ceramic medium. My goal is to create work that is both functional and meditative in experience, providing a catalyst for insight and transformation.
  • Resume

    EDUCATION
    2013-16| Post-Baccalaureate Studies in Ceramics
    Louisiana Tech University| Ruston, LA
    2012| Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Ceramics
    Louisiana Tech University| Ruston, LA
    2005 -07| Visual Culture/ Museum Management Program
    Centenary College of Louisiana| Shreveport, LA
    2006| Intercultural Module to Greece
    Centenary College of Louisiana| Shreveport, LA
    2004| Tulane University| New Orleans, LA

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2016| Critical MASS 4 Exhibition
    ArtSpace| Shreveport, LA
    2015| “FIRED UP” Ceramic Artists from Northwest Louisiana
    Donna Service Gallery| Bossier City, LA
    2015| Artist Entrepreneurial Training Exhibition
    Shreveport Regional Arts Council| Shreveport, LA
    2012|Louisiana Tech School of Art BFA Exhibition
    F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center| Ruston, LA

    EXPERIENCE
    2015-Present| Pottery Instructor
    Noel Community Arts Program| Shreveport, LA
    2014-Present| Manager/ Gallery Director
    the Agora Borealis| Shreveport, LA

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