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I am interested in the connection between our physical body and how we control our psychological condition. Using the tool as a mediator and signifier for control the function of these objects is to regulate the psyche through the body. The tool is a powerful symbol throughout human history, it is the way that we have evolved, survived and healed. Since the beginning of their incorporation into human activities we have been using tools as an extension of our hands and our hands an extension of our minds. The tools that I make are objects that embody feelings of loss, grief, and melancholy. These devices outsource the mourning process onto the body physically so that they are not entombed in oneself. These essentially become tools of a pseudo science that can enact control if only through the powerful suggestion of a placebo much like how a tent revival pastor can cure the sick through his hands or the folkloric tales of generations past generated their curing superstitions.

Laurel Fulton was born and raised on the front range of Colorado. She received her BA in photography and art education at the University of Northern Colorado. She then taught high school art in Colorado for several years before pursuing her own art making endeavors at Pocosin School of Fine Craft in Columbia North Carolina as a resident artist. After ending her residency she began graduate school at University of Georgia Athens where she continues her studies for the next two years.

Education

 

2017-2020   University of Georgia Athens, MFA in Metalsmithing

2007-2011   University of Northern Colorado, BA in Art and Design

Residencies

2018
2- week Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Craft, ME

2016-2017
Artist-in Residence, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia, NC

Teaching Assistantships

2018
Jewelry Narratives: Collecting to Casting, Mary Hallam Pearse, Penland School of Crafts

2017
Lost and Found, Bob Ebendorf, Pocosin School of Fine Crafts

2016
Tool making, Tim McCreight, Pocosin School of Fine Crafts

2016
Tin, Marlene True, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

2016
Pewter, David Clemons, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

2016
Torch Fired Enamels, Anne Havel, Pocosin School of Fine Craft

Teaching Experience

2016-2017
Pocosin School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC

Adult Metalsmithing classes

After School classes

Summer Art Camp

2013-2016
Horizon High School, Thornton CO

Visual arts Educator, grades 9-12

2012-2013
John Mall High School, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 9-12

Peakview K-8, Walsenburg CO

Visual Arts Educator, grades 6-8

Workshops

 

2015         Body Suite: David Clemons, Penland School of Crafts

2014         Collections: Cappy Counard, Haystack Mountain School of Craft

2014         Steel Jewelry: Sarah Holden, Penland School of Crafts

2013         Steel and Skin: Rebekah Frank, Penland School of Crafts

2012         Ingot making: Jana Brevick, Penland School of Crafts

2012         Screen Printing, Rock posters: Jay Ryan, Penland School of Crafts

2011         Self Portraits: Myra Greene, Penland School of Crafts

2010       Alternative processes: Christina Z. Anderson, Penland School of Crafts

2009         Visual Narrative: Fritz Hoffman, 2009 Penland School of Craft

Exhibitions

2018
Group exhibition SNAG Student Show, OR

2018
Group exhibition Trifecta, Trio, GA

2017
Group exhibition Quadrennial: Four Years if Spectacular Buckles from the U.S and Abroad, Contemporary Craft, NC

2016
Group exhibition Handcrafted Juried Exhibition, The Imperial Centre, NC

Three person exhibition Resident Artist Show, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, NC (With ceramicist’s Ben Jordan and Meaghan Gates)

Two person exhibition Subtext, Pocosin School of Fine Craft, NC ( with ceramicist Jen Dwyer)

2015
Group exhibition Afterlife Exhibition, East Carolina University, NC

2014

 
Group exhibition Edge Annual Gala, Edge Gallery, CO

Solo exhibition Delusions of Memory, Edge Gallery, CO

2013

 
Two person exhibition New Member Show, Edge Gallery, CO

Group exhibition Month of Print, Edge Gallery, CO

2011

 
Group exhibition Senior exhibition, University of Northern Colorado

Group exhibition WOW, CORE New Art Space, CO

 

Publications

2018
Jewelry and Metals Survey (JAMS), Society of North American Goldsmiths

 

Awards and Scholarships

2018
Mary Rosenblatt Scholarship, University of Georgia Athens

2017-2020
Graduate Assistantship, University of Georgia Athens

2017
Frierson Graduate Fellowship, University of Georgia Athen

Where to Buy

Work is not available for sale through the SNAG website. Please contact the artist directly to inquire about making a purchase.