Meet June Morris. She has been a long-time student at the Spruill Center for the Arts but is new to the Holiday Artists Market. She is a ceramic artist and makes the most wonderful ceramic creatures! Get to know June and her whimsical creations.

Spruill: How did you first get started in your chosen craft or art form?
June: I took my first art classes in high school, then after retiring from a 34-year corporate career, I decided it was time to exercise the creative side of my brain again.

 

Spruill: What do you like best about your chosen craft or art form? 
June: Hand building ceramics is very tactile. It allows me to use my imagination to create new, three dimensional shapes and forms.  It is a great way to escape from the stress of day-to-day life.

 

Spruill: How important do you feel handmade is in our world? 
June: An item that is handmade by an artist or craftsperson shares a bit of that person’s personality with others. Often the item brings to mind other times, places and experiences.

 

Spruill: What is your favorite thing about the Holidays?
June: My favorite thing about the Holidays is getting together with family and friends to share good food, laughter and fond memories. Decorating a home with seasonal art can make the joy of the holidays last for weeks and heightens the holiday experience.

 

Be sure to stop by the Holiday Artists Market at the Spruill Gallery to see June’s collection of work. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 12-5pm through December 23.