About The Artist
Connecting through Art
DeAngelis Ceramics aspires to create joy and share a meaningful connection with the customer through the creation of high quality ceramics that are as beautiful as they are well made.
I feel a deep sense of connection to the world and the people in it when I am creating. There is something I find so joyful about the feel of clay in my hands and the ability it gives me to express myself in the images I create. Intertwined in each piece I make is my exuberance for life and the overwhelming emotions that accompany me on my journey. Fascinated not only by the natural world but with humanity as well, I create work that often hints at and sometimes outright yells my love and curiosity regarding the interactions between the two.
By pulling from my memories and travels as a means to express these emotions, I use humor to explore and share my views of the world. With that humor, I use familiar fables, puns, metaphors, and vibrant color palates in the hopes of creating a narrative between the work and the viewer. I find these symbols and colors, which many know in a more primal way, to be a powerful tool for framing our relationships and interactions with the world. By revealing myself through these elements of nature and story, in both simple functional forms often adorned with sculptural elements and more elaborate and textually developed sculptures, it’s my desire to share my enthusiasm and passion for the world with the viewer.
2018 -2020: A.A.S. Degree (Professional Crafts: Clay)
Haywood Community College – Clyde, N.C.
4.0 GPA – Dean’s List and Phi Thea Kappa – All semesters
-Graduated with Honors and High Honors
2007 – 2010: A.A. and A.F.A. (Fine Art)
Asheville-Buncombe Community College – Asheville, N.C.
4.0 GPA – President’s List, Dean’s List and Phi Theta Kappa – All semesters
-Graduated with Honors and High Honors
OTHER EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
2020: Workshop – Ceramic Materials Workshop – Glaze of Our Lives with Matthew Katz
2018: Workshop – Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts – Sculpting Animals in Clay with Mac McCuster
2019 – Present: Owner/Studio Artist (Ceramics) – DeAngelis Ceramics – Weaverville, N.C.
2011 – 2013: Recreation and Art Therapy Assistant – Department of Veteran Affairs – Asheville, N.C
AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS
2019: Mary Britt Endowed Scholarship: Professional Crafts
Judith A Steffen Scholarship
Rickards Family Endowed Scholarship
Pop & Marj Kelly Scholarship
2018: HCC Tools and Technology Scholarship
2011: People’s Choice Award – Veterans Art Exhibition, Charles George Gallery – Asheville, N.C.
2010: Honorable Mention – A.B.-Tech Graduate Exhibition, Asheville Art Museum – Asheville, N.C
2010: Award for Academic Excellence in Art – Asheville Buncombe Community College – Asheville, N.C
2007 – 2010: Who’s Who Among Students Award – Asheville Buncombe Community College – Asheville, N.C.
EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS
- 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Grace Gallery – Mills River, N.C.
- The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, U.S. Cellular Center – Asheville, N.C.
- Explorations in Raku Exhibition, HCC Mary Cornwell Gallery – Clyde, N.C.
- Collaborative Exhibition, HCC Mary Cornwell Gallery – Clyde, N.C.
- American Craft Council Show, Cobb Galleria – Atlanta, G.A.
- Spring Sale: HCC Professional
- Crafts, HCC Mary Corn well Gallery – Clyde, N.C.
- Holiday Sale: HCC Professional Crafts, HCC Mary Corn well Gallery – Clyde, N.C.
- Ceramic Reproduction Exhibition, HCC Profession Craft Lower Level Gallery – Clyde, N.C.
2011: Veterans Art Exhibition, Charles George Gallery – Asheville, N.C.
2010: A.B.-Tech Graduate Exhibition, Asheville Art Museum – Asheville, N.C
2009: Don C. Locke Student Exhibition, Don C. Locke Gallery – Asheville, N.C
VOLUNTEER / CHARITY WORK
2018 – 2020: Bowls provided for Empty Bowls, Haywood Pathway’s Center – Clyde, N.C.
2014 – 2016: Bother Wolf Animal Rescue – Asheville, N.C.
2011- 2012: Animal Haven of Asheville – Asheville, N.C.