Spotlight on graduating senior, Ashlyn Corkery: Pursuing pottery and the handmade object – Leland Gallery

Spotlight on graduating senior, Ashlyn Corkery: Pursuing pottery and the handmade object – Leland Gallery

Ashlyn began her ceramic studies right smack in the middle of our annus horribilis (2020) but still pursued her vision to create ceramic tableware designs with that GC stick-to-it focus we like. Her senior capstone exhibit in Leland Gallery is evidence of her passion and interest in function, play, and creative tableware. 

She began studio challenges long ago by learning to answer questions like “how does an object maker marry a specific vision within a design while thinking about function? Ashlyn learned that to make her unique work it meant working beyond assignments and working to answer questions about joy and experiences created by using handmade hand crafted objects.  Today, her work is pushing the boundaries of those ideas and we have the opportunity to see a young designer’s imagination at work in our gallery.

We are excited to shine a spotlight on her part in the exhibition and excited to see her designs move into production someday.  Come graduation, Ashlyn will be the department lead of the glaze team at HAAND porcelain pottery fabricators in North Carolina.  

Updated: 2022-04-18
Sandra Trujillo
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