JUDY DESIMONE, Uri, Ceramic, $350

 

JUDY DESIMONE, USA

is an American ceramic artist living and creating art in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.

She earned a bachelor of science degree in art education at Moore College of Art and Design in

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her degree allowed her to pursue a career and vocation as a middle school

art educator with 6th, 7th and 8th graders, (11-, 12- and 13-year-old students), at a public school in the

state of Pennsylvania. It was in this classroom Judy taught herself various ceramic hand building

techniques leading to a love of the medium. Her ceramic enthusiasm was shared yearly with her school

students.

For thirty years, Judy’s ceramics were realistic wall pieces consisting of animals, flowers, leaves and

personal diary scenes executed in bas relief. With public school retirement came a shedding of the old

and a blossoming of the new to the quick, spontaneous, “why not art” she currently pursues. The “why

not” view was reinforced in her retirement job, teaching art to kindergarten, (5-year-olds) through

eighth graders at her local Catholic school. The inhibitions of the younger students’ ideas and techniques

reinforced Judy’s personal philosophy of, why not, which she applies to her ceramics. What luck to have

had three-hundred-part time muses at one’s disposal. After 39 years of teaching art to Kindergarten

through 8 grade students Ms. DeSimone hung up her classroom apron to pursue personal artistic

endeavors.

Building on what my faith teaches, to love your neighbor as yourself is my artistic inspiration. In my art I

strive to relate to my neighbor as myself. We as people are uniquely joined in spirit and all have

particular stories. Making a visual connection that conjures a memory, an association or an expansion of

the familiar is my goal. Currently, daily life and people are my muses be it a man-made or natural

setting. With an ever-expanding quest of, what can I glean from life tomorrow, only the passage of time

will reveal the answer.

White mid-fire stoneware clay painted with underglazes, gloss glaze and oxides fired to cone 5 are my

mediums of choice. Hand building enables me to express my conceptions through my sense of touch. I

experiment with shape and color with an attention to playfulness, quirkiness, and an unexpected left

turn. The clay attachments and manufactured adornments for each of my ceramics I liken to clothing

people wear, they dress up the piece and define a mood.

Judy exhibits her work in the United States.

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Judy’s artistic goal is to strive for a quirkiness in shape, texture, color and a feeling of the primitive that

will bend to her whims of the present moment.

JUDY DESIMONE, Uri

$350.00Price