Art arises from beyond the mind; from a place that is both personal and universal. Expressions of subconscious fear, joy, lust and longing all find a voice in my ceramics, sometimes without my direct involvement. I wait to be “told” what to make, then I go to work.
Curiosity and a sense of play drive the imagery in my art. Clowns, accordions and religious iconography make regular appearances. Language and the search for personal visual vocabulary are recurring themes.
Primarily self taught, I began playing in ceramics during early adulthood, which becoming a passion in mid-life. Plaques and tiles make up the bulk of my portfolio. I employ both mid-range and low-fire clay depending on the desired effect. All work is created in my home studio located in Woodstock, NY.
Craig Wood Artist Resume
2429 Glasco Turnpike
PO Box 458, Woodstock, NY 12498
Ceramics, mostly tiles, fired in oxidation atmosphere.
• THE TIME IS NOW!: THE CERAMIC ART OF CRAIG WOOD, Woodstock Artist Association And Museum, Woodstock, NY, Juror Tim Slowinski, November 2009 through January 2010
• SMALL WORKS (recipient of the Anne Helioff/Benjamin Hirschberg Award for best in show), Woodstock Artist Association & Museum, Woodstock, NY. Juror Lindsey Guiles, Curator, Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery, Mar 2019
• NEW ART, LOW ART AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, Keep Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. Juror Jared Antonio-Justo Trujill