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Martha Grover, 2009 Taunt Fellow
resident 2009–2011, summer 2007 & 2008

Martha Grover received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and has spent time as a resident at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, Montana and the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the 2008 recipient of the Bray’s Bill and Stirling Sage Scholarship and most recently has been awarded the Bray Taunt Fellowship for 2009–2010. Her thrown and altered porcelain forms emulate orchids, flowing dresses and the body, the work has a sense of both familiarity and preciousness.

“In our lives, we often move past the objects surrounding us at a very quick pace. My work generates a moment to pause. My goal is create an undeniable presence, one that acts as an invitation to explore the work thoroughly, taking time to know all of its many facets. Only through sustained interaction we can truly know and appreciate someone or something.”

To view more work made by Martha visit her website at

Wine Cups and Bucket
, 2009
thrown and altered porcelain
7" x 10" x 6"

Juice Set, 2009
thrown and altered porcelain
pitcher 9" x 10" x 8"
cups 4" x 3" x 3"

Perfume Bottle and Wall Stand,
thrown and altered porcelain, fabric, wood
20" x 12" x 14"

Perfume Bottle and Wall Stand (detail), 2008
thrown and altered porcelain, fabric, wood
20" x 12" x 14"