For the March Spartanburg Art Museum ArtWalk, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery will be featuring artwork of Robin Davenport, fused glasswork of Camille Corn, and ceramics artist Rachel Child of Heirloom Pottery & Co.
Camille Corn is an independent fused glass artist and owner of Paradox Art Works, her in-home studio. She currently supports the arts in her community by serving as secretary on the Board of Directors for The Artists’ Guild of Spartanburg and on the Marketing Committee at Tryon Arts and Crafts School. She is also the Fused Glass Studio Liaison at the school. Camille says inspiration comes to her in the most unexpected places and she keeps her eyes open to seeing art in everyday things.
I try to share the wonder I find in nature, but, I don’t attempt to recreate actual places.
Instead, I try to convey my personal outdoor experiences in an ethereal way. I have no
doubt that being outside is good for the soul and I believe living with artwork which
reflects the beauty and spirituality of nature keeps us connected to the natural world. I
have recently developed an interest in abstract/impressionistic painting styles while
simultaneously rediscovering my spiritual nature. These interests are just beginning to
be reflected in my paintings. In the past my work has ranged from photography to
drawing and acrylic painting. I’m currently working with mixed media…a combination of
traditional oil paint and cold wax medium (a blend of bees wax and mineral oil). This
has been liberating and has allowed me to explore more impressionistic and abstract
designs using layers and texture like never before.
I’m Rachel! I’m new to South Carolina, and the owner and maker behind Heirloom Pottery & Co. My intention is to make functional pottery that stands the test of time. I imagine my work fitting seamlessly into your daily lives: the quiet, chaos, and everything in between. Imperfections are celebrated. I think that using something made by hand encourages connection and adds depth to otherwise ordinary experiences.