Innovative, Dynamic, Meticulous, Fearless. This describes the artistic and personal style of Kelly Edwards, a Raku specialist in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Kelly creates modern, three-dimensional wall-hangings, intriguing vessels, sculpture, and tile work. Her artwork is both wheel-thrown and hand-built and is often embellished with subtle carvings and copper accents.
Kelly’s work appears in many private collections including those of UA Little Rock, President William Jefferson Clinton, and in the pages of the prestigious 500 Raku from the Lark Craft series (2011). Kelly was also a featured artist at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, and was commissioned by the Arkansas Arts Council to create the individual awards for the eight recipients of the 2016 Governor’s Arts Awards.