“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hi there! I am Noelle Horsfield, a Modern Folk Artist working primarily in red
earthenware clay…welcome to my online home! Many of you may know me from my clay work during my time in Maine at Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, or from the charming cut paper collages I made while living in Northampton, MA. But, a little over a year ago, my husband and I relocated back to our home along the banks of the Ohio River. Here, among the rolling hills of my youth, we have made a home and ceramic studio in Ashland, KY.
From visual art to music to story telling, this area of Appalachia has a very rich heritage in traditional folk arts. While folk art, with it’s rich color and pattern, is often thought of as naive, I think it presents us with a fresh and vibrant glimpse into the world of the artist without the usual constraints of attempting to fit one’s work into the academic art world.
Please check back often, as I expect the site to grow and change as I continue to bring my ideas to fruition, both in the studio and online.
Thanks and have a lovely day!