Center: Artist, Jodi Walsh
Clockwise from Top Left Corner: Detail of 12.28 12C.1, 30 x 40" 12C.4, 24x15" Detail of 12.24 12.8, 30x40" 12C.2, 24x18"
Jodi left her native country of Canada in 1967 for the Far East and Europe, a move that would influence her life and work forever. She moved to the United States in 1978 and while art has always been a part of her life she first began to emerge as a serious artist in 1995.
Although Jodi has received private training, she has never studied painting or ceramics at an academic institution. This has allowed Jodi the independence and freedom to develop her unique style.
Using environmentally safe materials is as important to Jodi as the art that she creates. Layering clay on the original textured surfaces has taken her work to a new level of expression.
While capturing the colors and textures she experienced while living in Taiwan, Bangladesh, Africa and Europe is a joy to her and she hopes to others.
"I never had a job I didn't create for myself, I am an artist." —Jodi
Currently, Jodi has been selected to exhibit at the 31st Annual Smithsonian Craft Show: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of America, April 25th-28th @ the National Building Museum, Washington DC. smithsoniancraftshow.org