Emily Squires Levine

Mixed Media/Sculpture & 3D

 


Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
Emily Squires Levine
www.emilysquireslevine.com
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

Exploiting the properties of polymer clay, I translate my love of color and pattern into vessels of many sizes and shapes. Using the Italian millefiori technique, I layer hand blended colors of polymer clay to create designs which run through the entire length of the “cane”. Canes can be combined endlessly, then stretched without disturbing the integrity of the interior design. I build the vessel on a form, juxtaposing slices of canes of contrasting colors, shapes, patterns and complexity; often I incorporate open space between the slices as part of the design. After curing in a convection oven, I sand the outside of the vessel and release it from its mold. Each piece is one-of-a-kind. The result excites me, and I am gratified to share it with others.

Professional Experience

2011 to present
Emily Squires Levine Studio, One-of-a-kind polymer vessels, wall art and Judiaca

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2011
Patterns in Polymer Clay: Attention to Detail, Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Two-Person
2016
Emily Squires Levine and Laura Tabakman, Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Polymer and Paper: Layered Impressions, Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
With Annie Stone

Group
2015
Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

All Things Considered VIII, Biennial exhibition of the National Basketry Organization, St. Paul, MN and Harvard, MA

Women’s Work 2015, Woodstock, IL

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE

2014
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

International Polymer Clay Association

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Under the Influence, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, Lancaster, PA

Germantown Friends School Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE

2012
Vanity Fair: Art Inspired by Fashion, GoogleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Crafts Show, Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors

2015
Niche Awards Finalist, Category: Basketry

2014
Best in Functional Containers, International Polymer Clay Association, IPCawards

Niche Awards Finalist, Category: Polymer Clay

2013
Best in Design, Under the Influence, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Juried Show, Lancaster, PA

Benchmark Award for Excellence: Unique Voice, Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Fine Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Third Prize, Vanity Fare: Art Inspired by Fashion, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA

Publications

2014
Maggio, Maggie “Color Spotlight: Color and Millefiori” The Polymer Arts, Spring 2014

“Accomplished Artist Gallery” The Polymer Arts, Summer 2014

Professional Affliations

Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
International Polymer Clay Guild

Education

1989
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
MBA

1976
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
BA

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