Stormie Parker

Growing up in northern Arizona Stormie was inspired by the dramatic landscape and abundance of wildlife. She started her career as an artist in her early teens working carving stone in her family’s jewelry business.  After starting ceramic courses at Northern Arizona University she never looked back.

Stormie moved to Germany after leaving N.A.U.  and for seven years established ceramic programs, teaching in American communities overseas and exhibiting in various venues. Returning state side she continued teaching and exhibiting throughout the western United States, eventually settling here in Ft. Worth, Texas ten years ago.

 For twenty five years she worked as a studio potter, making mostly functional ware expanding into sculpture gradually until now the majority of her work has become sculptural. She creates animals out of a variety of different clay bodies, bringing them to life with interesting personalities, and finishing them with a wide range of firing techniques. The jack rabbits that she is most well-known for are characters that may well remind you of somebody you just might know.  She says she is thrilled to see them bring a smile to someone’s face, knowing they are enjoying them as much as she enjoys creating them!  Being practical by nature she still hasn’t given up on functional ware altogether and sets down at the wheel regularly often combining both techniques to creating distinctive scenes on one of a kind vessels.

 

Selected Exhibitions:
EXHIBITIONS (* SOLO SHOWS)
TX. Artist Coalition                          Ft. Worth Community Arts Center    Open exhibit                     2016    
Ft. Worth Art Collective                  Ft. Worth Community Arts Center   Members exhibit       2016
 “Small Works”                                   Ft. Worth  Art 7 Gallery                      Open exhibit               2015
Artist’s Christmas                              Ft. Worth  Zoo                                    Juried exhibit              2015
Best of Texas Clay                          Ft. Worth  The BRIT                  Juried exhibit              2015
Clay Times Ten                              Ft. Worth  Community Arts Center Members exhibit        2015
Ft. Worth Art Collective                  Ft. Worth   The BRIT                 Members exhibit         2015
“I am,You are”                               Ft. Worth   Art 7 Gallery              Juried exhibit              2015
Ft. Worth Art Collective                  Ft. Worth Gallery night exhibit     Members exhibit         2015
A Spectrum of Nature                       Ft. Worth Center for the Arts         Juried exhibit              2014
Ft. Worth Open Studios tour             Ft. Worth                                  studio exhibit             2014
Ft. Worth Art Collective                  Ft. Worth Gallery night exhibit    Juried exhibit               2014
*Jax                                              Ft. Worth Center for the Arts        Solo exhibit                2014
Ft. Worth Art Collective                   ART7 Gallery            exhibit                  Juried exhibit               2014
Texas Potters and Sculptures Guild  Ft. Worth Center For the Arts        Members exhibit           2014
Texas Artist Coalition winter show    Ft. Worth Center For the Arts        Members exhibit         2014
Best of Texas Clay                               Ft. Worth Center For the Arts       Juried exhibit                     2013
*Earth & Fire                                 Ft. Worth Center for the Arts        Solo exhibit                            2013
Texas Artist Coalition Biannual         Ft. Worth Center For the Arts      Juried exhibit                           2013    
Texas Sculptures & Potters Guild     Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts          Bi-annual exhibit                   2012
TAC Members show                        Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts      Members exhibit                      2012    
Expressions from the Soul                 Doss Heritage Museum                 Juried exhibit                      2011
*A Raven and It’s Treasures              Ft. Worth Cent For The Arts           solo exhibit             2011
Best of Texas Clay                           Ft. Worth Cent. Forth the Arts       Juried exhibit                        2011
Clay in Keller                                 Keller Town Square                    5 artist exhibit             2011
Visions in Clay                                      American Ceramics, Ft. Worth     3 artist exhibit                  2011
TAC Juried exhibit                             Ft. Worth Cent. For the Arts     Juried exhibit               2010
Reflections in Clay                          Ft. Worth Center For the Arts      2 woman exhibit                      2010    
*Earthen Wonders                           Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts      solo exhibit                 2009
Texas Sculptures and Potters             Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts         (featured artist)                       2009
Reflections in Clay                          Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts         2 woman exhibit                    2008
Texas Sculptures and Potters             Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts         Bi-annual exhibit       2008
Ft. Worth Members Show                  Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts          Juried exhibit                     2007
Texas Sculptures and Potters             Ft. Worth Cent. For The Arts         Bi-annual exhibit       2007
Texas Sculptures and Potters             Ft. Worth Cent. For the Arts          Bi-annual show                        2007
*4th St. Pottery Studio Show              Williams Arizona                      Annual show               03-06
Flagstaff Open Studio                        Flagstaff, Arizona                       Annual show                           03-06
Places in the Heart                            Coconino Center for the Arts        Juried show                2005    
It’s Elemental (invited artist)             Coconino Center for the Arts        Juried show                             2005
Flagstaff, AZ Art Walk                        Chair and Trowel                            Featured Artist                 2004
Flagstaff AZ Art Walk                      Aspen Fine Arts Gallery              Featured Artist               03&04
It’s Elemental                                 Coconino Center for the Arts        Juried Show                2003
Flagstaff Open Studios                      Coconino Center for the Arts        Featured Artist             2001
Northern AZ. Exhibit                       Babbitt Building (NAU)                          Rotating Show             2001
Olympia Art Walk                           State of the Art Gallery                  Featured Artist                       1998

 

Awards:
Campfire USA Juried exhibit                       3-D                                         Second Place       2015
Campfire USA Juried exhibit                      3-D                                          First Place                         2012
Trinity Arts Juried Exhibit Euless, TX        3-D                                          Second Place        2011
Arizona State Fair                                    Sculpture                                     First Place                    1998
Arizona State Fair                                    Ceramics                                      Second Place                1998
World Wide Craft Competition                  Ceramics                                      Third Place                  1994
European Craftsman Competition               Ceramics                                      First Place                    1994

 

 

 

 

Gallery representation has included:
Vagabond Traders Ft. Worth, Tx.
Eclectic Gallery, Dallas, TX
Art shop- Fort Worth Community Art Center, Ft. Worth, TX.
Art- N- Form Ft. Worth, TX.
Art Party – Keller, TX.
Clay Pigeon – Sedona, Arizona
West of the Moon – Flagstaff, Arizona
The Art Barn – Flagstaff, Arizona
Pura Vida – Jerome, Arizona
Old Town Gallery -  Flagstaff, AZ.
Aspen Artist Gallery – Flagstaff, Arizona
The Chair and Trowel Gallery – Flagstaff AZ
Fire on the Mountain – Flagstaff, AZ
La Posada – Winslow, AZ

State of the Art Gallery – Olympia, WA.  

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