Thrown and altered porcelain (2-piece installation)
Dimensions vary (15 x 6 x 5 in. as shown)
Born in Atlanta, Ife Williams began her formal training in sculpture at Interlochen Arts Academy in Northern Michigan; receiving her BFA in Sculpture from University of Michigan’s School of Art and Architecture and going on to study at Syracuse University, where she completed coursework for a Masters of Arts Degree in Museum Studies. During a two year residency with The Paul Abrams Endowment Project in Miami, Williams developed an apprenticeship program for teens, led workshops for Florida Arts Educators and created original artworks using traditional stone carving techniques. A residency at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences was pivotal in her transition from stone to clay. Over the last three years, she has worked to refine her voice; establishing a visual dialogue with thrown and altered porcelain wall installations while developing her own language of symbols. In her current role as Executive Director of Hudgens Center for the Arts, Williams continues to be active in Metro-Atlanta’s diverse arts community, wearing the hat of both Artist and Administrator. Her work can be found in private collections across the United States and as far abroad as Japan.