Artist Profile: Nancy Bovee

Nancy Bovee

8508 W 89th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

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Bio Born in Coffeyville, Kansas 1958 and grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. A place with freedom to explore a neighborhood of lakes, parks and streets to ride bikes and hang out with friends. Drawing and painting came naturally and were encouraged from a young age. After a few of years of art and ceramic classes at Kansas State University, I took a six week summer workshop at the Kansas City Art Institute. With an invitation from Ken Ferguson I transferred to the Art Institute where I studied Ceramics and graduated in December of 1980. The first 10 years post college, I lived in Montana and set up a studio in Helena. I made functional pottery of terra-cotta clay with hand painted majolica glazes. After the birth of my daughter, I moved back to the midwest and began working on handmade and painted clay tiles. The flat tiles eventually morphed into sculpted, cut and altered shapes. These tiles are mounted together on hand made wood armature to unite and explore the effects of color, light, form and texture. Today, I continue the exploration of nature through clay. The contrast between forms of bright color and light grounded on the earthiness of terra cotta clay.