My experience as a black man, growing up in a racially diverse family, has shown me that what we have in common far outweighs our differences. Thus, my work seeks to contribute to the important discourse needed to move towards a more equitable and unified society. Specifically, I use figurative ceramic sculpture to represent the many complexities of people and their experiences. I use clay as my primary medium of artistic expression. With it, I use gesture, expression, surface design and visual metaphor to create life-like dynamic representations of people and ideas. Subsequently, I present the individual sculptures as a bridge to one person’s experience. Together, my work serves as a microcosm to engage with larger societal issues.
— Nathan Murray
Nathan exhibits work nationally and has been widely published in magazines, books and online. Subsequently, work from his exhibition Color Theory was featured in the March, 2017 issue of Ceramics Monthly Magazine. Nathan remains actively involved in the larger ceramic community through the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, taking part in panel discussions and exhibitions.