Sculptural artist – Allison Newsome

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Allison Newsome’s detailed and intricate sculptures and ceramic reliefs address issues of the environment and how humans interact with it. Locations where she has resided such as the redwood forests in her native Northern California, Mexico and Prudence Island at Narragansett Bay have been sources of inspiration for her sculptural art. Her works all reflect an intimate connection with the elements. Clay-Ojai-Harvest, Shell Tree Gotto, Clay-Woman-Digging-Steamers typically traverse her ongoing themes of sustenance and the wilderness. Her body of work has explored the fundamental, utilitarian, methods implemented on our land and water and how our landscape and human psyche have changed from the wilderness to the agrarian, into the industrial / post industrial. Highly textural pieces combine with earthy palettes and splashes of colour to express her unique narrative. In addition to clay she also utilises other natural elements such as branches, shells, and flowers to create ephemeral sculptures.

Alison Newsome’s ceramic sculptures are in the permanent collections of The RISD Museum, the Newport Art Museum, Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, and The Beatrice Wood Museum. Her artist residency at the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Ojai, California resulted in a strong body of work and a video http://www.beatricewood.com/allisonnewsome/newsome_video.html

Allison Newsome received a MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Chico State University.

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Shell figure in a grotto

 

 

 

 

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runnels and rivers

 

 

 

 

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Bronze Woman Mining – Allison Newsome

 

 

 

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Amphora workshop

 

 

 

 

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Allison Newsome sculpture

 

 

 

 

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Well shaft cups sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shell Tree Grotto

( The Cove installation )

 

 

 

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Post Pre-Pottery Figurine Workshop – Thursday – Sunday, October 24 – 27, 2013

The Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
Tel: 805-646-3381 or email us at artcenter@beatricewood.com.

Neolithic pre-pottery figurines (5,000.00-3,000.00 BC) as a metaphor and point of departure for clay sculpture.

 

 

 

 

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Ojai Orange Pants collection

 

 

 

 

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Pink Blossom Branches

 

 

 

 

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Sespe Mountains

 

 

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Shell tree in the grotto

 

 

 

 

High Tide

High Tide

( On Island exhibition )

 

 

 

 

Factory Garden Folly

Factory Garden Folly

 

 

 

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Clay Salt Marsh with Reclining figure

( Agrarian series )

 

 

 

 

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Clay Orange Skirt

 

 

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Clay Ojai Harvest

( Agrarian series )

 

 

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Clay Nun Buoy with Pelican

( Aquatic series )

 

 

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Clay Mid Channel Buoy

 

 

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Clay Lighted Bell Buoys in progress

 

 

 

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Apple blossom branch skirt

As in nature Allison pushes the extremes of her materials. Her combination of glazes heightens the drama and lustre of each work, giving life and motion to the sculpture.

 

 

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The Harvard Amphora and the Figure workshop was a multi-disciplinary collaboration with University of Rhode Island’s Inner Space Center and included Amphorae research from Black Sea Byzantine shipwreck discoveries. The Amphora shape has long been associated with the human figure as it not only contains fluids, but makes figurative reference to the foot of the pot, the shoulder, the neck, and other aspects of the body.

 

 

 

 

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Almonds Harvest

 

 

 

 

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Sculpture from The Cove series

 

 

 

 

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Water, rocks, clay and corn

Images of corn feature in Allisons sculptures. ( a universal symbol of connection to the Earth and ruled by the Earth Element – you can smell the earthiness in fresh corn )

 

 

 

 

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Donkey night

 

 

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Still of Three

 

 

 

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Orange Tree

 

 

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Allison at bronze factory – Strassacker, France

 

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Balance of Water  – during construction

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Narra of the Narragansett –  2011

( Bronze sculpture )

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Allison Newsome Garbage Patch Gyre Murale

Garbage Patch Gyre Murale – 2013

Ceramic mural by Allison Newsome

Allison Newsome_Pastoral from her Dream Stone wall installation

Allison Newsome – Pastoral

Transport_Amphora_Commodities-2013 by Allison Newsome

Transport Amphora Commodities-2013 by Allison Newsome

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Allison Newsome zoomorphic 2 workshop, Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts, Ojai, California

Sculpture Embraces Horticulture

Biomimicry ceramic raincatcher – exploring biomimicry with a series of three rain-cistern sculptures whose ceramic leaf shapes will assist in their collection and storage of water.

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 Ceramic Leaves – Biomimicry Raincatcher

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Allison Newsome Biomimicry rain cistern sculpture

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 Raincatcher sculpture – Allison Newsome

Yellow flower ring catcher - Allison Newsome

Allison Newsome – Yellow flower ring raincatcher

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Yellow Flower Raincatcher – Alison Newsome

Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum –    Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

 

 

 

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Lion Balustrades – Alison Newson

To be installed at the Audrain Museum, Rhode Island, Newport

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Bronze sculpture for Heart Health group – Allison Newsome

Alisons Website is HERE

 
 
 
 
 

 

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    i remember you well and i am very proud of your accomplishments! sincerely,mike murphy (925)254_3121

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