I create original works in clay for the annual Salad Supper on August. Just completed 30 centerpieces, unique platforms to present deserts, jewelry, perfumes, candy! Highly decorated terra cotta and very colorful. Also created a line of terra cotta coffee mugs to present to community partners who support the pottery and contribute deserts, wine, etc. Love to make and know work goes to a good cause. No interest in selling or being a real business, but could tale on other causes if inclined.
My goals are to keep myself engaged and entertained; learning nuances of creative pursuits through research and teaching, thus sharing artistic inspiration and objects with others. Mostly at the Seattle Art Museum
And I also pursue my lifetime interest in making pottery and objects at Pottery Northwest..
My earlier goal was to lead a ‘flash dance’ and I did that. Next goal is to finish my scuba video – to show it to my diving friends on my next trip to Indonesia.
Specialties: making pots to look at and use, helping organizations develop their capacities, docenting at museums, swimming laps, laughing
Biographical Information for Marge Levy:
Residence: Seattle, WA
Professor of Ceramics and Fine Arts at Purdue University (1969-1985)
Professor of Fine Arts and Dean of the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan (1986-1991)
Executive Director of Pilchuck Glass School (1991-2000)
Independent consultant working with glass schools in Turkey and
Italy and with artists and organizations in Seattle. (2000)
Developed art and cultural tours in Seattle for the Museum of Modern Art, ArtTable, and affiliates of the San Francisco Museum of Modern, Art, the Smithsonian, and the University of Arizona.(2005)
Educational, curatorial, and development projects with PONCHO (Patrons of Northwest Cultural Organizations), On the Boards, and Pottery Northwest.
Docent at Seattle Art Museum (2006- )
Educational Advisory Council of the Bellevue Arts Museum, and of Off the Boards
Advisory Council to the independent creative performance center On the Boards.
Past president and fellow of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
(President in 82-84) and co-chair of the NCECA SEATTLE 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE host
Pottery Northwest Interview with Marge Levy, by Janet Grimley