Ceramic artist Jami White to open exhibit at local gallery
By Christina Stock
Artist and owner of Bone Springs Art Space, Miranda Howe, was so impressed with her intern Jami White last summer that she chose the young Lubbock artist to have the first exhibit in the new year at her gallery.
White is going into her third year as a Master of Fine Art student at Texas Tech University School of Art in Lubbock, specializing in ceramic arts.
Unfortunately she was not available for an interview before publication of this story. However, she wrote on her webpage about the source of her creativity.
“Living in a world full of abuse, hurt and woundedness, you have a choice. Do you stay there? Do you allow life experiences to hold you in a state of responding to life out of those wounded places in your heart? You are uniquely created! “Created” referring to forming or fashioning, to produce or create — originally this verb carried the idea of carving or cutting out. This is the fascination I have with clay. We begin from dust and are made into a beautiful, moldable vessel. Life experiences can cause major destruction. Our creator is there to offer restoration. No matter how dark of a place we are in, there are new mercies of restoration available to each of us. It’s a choice to allow the sgraffito (a technic in ceramics to scratch away one layer to show the one below) marks in your life to be a beautiful addition to your life story or one that causes destruction. The representation of heart, light, new life is all bridged by my personal choices.”
White’s awards include a scholarship to the Penland School of Craft 2017, printmaking on clay with Kathy King and Paul Andrew Wandless and a cash prize by the Lubbock Christian University Juried Student Exhibition.
White’s exhibit will be up from Jan. 10 to March 2.
Bone Springs Art Space is located 212 E. Walnut St. For more information, visit its Facebook page or call 575-208-0916.