The porcelain and petrified wood used in this body of work further augments the notion of transformation. Porcelain is a material that endures multiple physical and chemical stages through drying and firing cycles, while the wood encounters many changes over a vast length of time. The materials are artifacts and memories of their process of change and it’s preservation.
— Nina Kawar
Born and raised in a Palestinian American home in Wisconsin, Nina’s sculptural work explores her multi-cultural lens that parallels her curiosity for patterns, boundaries, and perspectives. She started her artistic journey in 2005 at San Diego Community College and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 3D Design in 2011. Finding her passion for porcelain at Clemson University, she received a Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics in 2014. Currently residing in the Appalachian Mountains, she has established a studio practice in the historical Marshall High Studios in Marshall, NC.
Some of her recent exhibitions include “Into the Blue: Artist Invitation 2018” at Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC, “Intro-Emerging Ceramicists In Western North Carolina” at the Asheville Area Arts Council Refinery in Asheville, NC, and “Biotic” at H Gallery in Ventura, CA. She also received “Best in Show” in the “Baltimore Fine Craft Show” with Palm Beach Show Group in Baltimore, MD in 2017.