Marva Lee Pitchford Jolly Amer. High-fired ceramic/porcelain salt-fired glaze in green. Signed dated and annotated (Lakeside) by the artist incised on the bottom.
Created by the artist while participating in the artist-in-residence program at The Lakeside Studio, Lakeside, MI. This will include a Lakeside Studio Certificate of Authenticity. Titled: "Mojo Cave" Size: 10" X 10" X 6 Weight: 2 lb. Condition: The ceramic vase is in EXCELLENT condition. Degree in Urban Studies at Roosevelt University and an M.Degree in Ethnic Studies at Governors State University, both in Chicago. Born on a farm in Crenshaw, Mississippi as one of eight children, she was inspired and nurtured by her early surroundings and developed a worldview early in life through avid reading, education, private study, and world travel. In 1982 Marva decided to become a professional artist, after spending more than twenty years in teaching and social service careers.
Over the span of her artistic career, she has been featured in many publications and films and enjoyed numerous trips to Africa which included a six-week residency to work with Zambian potters, sponsored by the City of Chicago Artists Abroad program. Along with multiple commissions and honors, she has also served as an Artist-in-Residence numerous times, most recently at New York University. Marva was influenced by her mother, Aretha Franklin's music and spiritual creativity, Elizabeth Catlett's sculpture, Georgia O'Keefe's use of color and eye for beauty in the unexpected, and black women's spiritual energy and transcendence. Marva's pottery and sculpture are an expression of the diversity, unity, and spiritual quest that formed her life as an African-American woman. From 1961 to 1965, Pitchford-Jolly taught at the University of Chicago Laboratory School.
She worked as a teacher and director at the Chicago Youth Center Head Start from 1965 to 1969. Pitchford-Jolly then worked as program director at the Chicago Commons from 1969 to 1974. In 1974, she worked as a professor of ceramics at Chicago State University and the education coordinator of the Suburban Health System Agency until 1981. From 1981 to 1985, she was a self-taught ceramic artist and sculptor at the Press Artisan 21 Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Pitchford-Jolly received an award in the Best Of Category at the Museum of Science and Industry in 1984.
In 1986, she was recognized as a Top Ten Emerging Black Chicago Artist. A year later, Pitchford-Jolly worked as a curator at the Sapphire and Crystals Black Women's Art Exhibition. Her profile was featured in.
Magazine and worked as an artist-in-residence at the Lakeside Studio in 1988. Her work was also featured in the 2005 Chicago Woman's Caucus for Art.
In 2008, Pitchford-Jolly and David Philpot's clay pots and carved wooden staffs were showcased in the "Kindred Spirits" Exhibit at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Pitchford-Jolly served on the board of directors of Urban Traditions in 1984 and the Chicago Cultural Center in 1986; a board member of the African American Roundtable in 1985; and on the Exhibition Committee at the Chicago Cultural Center. In addition, Pitchford-Jolly volunteered at the Southside Community Art Center. She was also the founder of the Mud People's Black Women's Resources Sharing Workshop. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Pottery & Glassware\Vases".
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