Emily Squires Levine

Emily Squires Levine

    Philadelphia, PA

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    Mixed Media/Sculpture & 3D

    Artist's 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.

    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

    Professional Experience

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

    Professional Affiliations

    Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild
    International Polymer Clay Guild

    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

    Education

    1989
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
    MBA

    1976
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    BA