What clay body do you use?
"I use variety of cone 5 clays, including B-3 Brown, porcelain, and nylon fiber clay."
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Favorite surface treatment?
"I use a variety of surface treatments to create layers of meaning, including mishima, silk screen printing, photolithography, china paint, and decals."
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What sparks your creativity? What drives you to work with clay?
Did you come to ceramics from a different career? Tell us about your journey to a ceramics career.
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Nell Gottlieb works in multiple media to reexamine her coming of age, white and female in the Jim Crow South. Her ongoing project, Nostos Algos, considers the pain of returning to the South after a long absence, while confronting the racist mythologies and complicated legacies of the region. With community members, family, and other volunteers, she is working to stabilize and activate her family’s long vacant antebellum plantation as a force for reconciliation. A native of Alabama, she moved to Texas in 1980.
Gottlieb recently completed the Block Program of the Glassell School of Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a residency at Atelier Hilmsen in Germany . She has shown her work in national and local juried shows and has two works in the Hobby Airport Collection. She serves as past-president of ClayHouston and has served on the Visual Arts Alliance board. She is founder and president of Klein Arts & Culture, a nonprofit organization for arts, education and social justice.
Until August 11, 2019, her work can be seen in the Certficate of Achievement Exhibit at the Glassell School of Art, 2nd floor Bucher Gallery.