CERAMIC ARTIST (PA)
Carla Lombardi was born in Florence, Italy then went to Cambridge, England to study languages. Later she moved with her husband and two children to the USA. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Lombardi served an internship with the Painted Bride Art Center working with Gerry Givnish, the founder of the center. Subsequently, she became a full time member of Nexus, a cooperative gallery in Philadelphia, where she had many shows, and served as secretary for three consecutive terms. In 1995 she graduated with an MFA in ceramics from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.
“I like to work with my hands” Lombardi says. “The impetus for my sculptural work starts with a vague and inchoate idea niggling at me. It is only when I start the process of forming the clay that my hands assume a leading role and do the thinking for me. When the work is completed, I realize the why, the when, and the whereof it comes from.” Lombardi’s sculptures explore the forces that conflicts, challenges, obsessions, fears, childhood memories, and popular culture have on her psyche.
Her work has been exhibited in the USA, England, Italy and Germany.
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