Sally Fletcher-Murchison

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Round, Round, hand-built stoneware sculpture by Sally Fletcher-Murchison, 1967, Hawaii State Art Museum
End Without End, hand-built, glazed & oxide stained stoneware sculpture by Sally Fletcher-Murchison, 1965, Honolulu Museum of Art

Sally Fletcher-Murchison is an American ceramic artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1933. She grew up there and received a BFA in advertising art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1955. She worked as a designer before moving to Hawaii. She studied ceramics at the University of Hawaii, where she received an MFA in 1966. She has taught at the Hawaii Potters’ Guild, the University of Hawaii Lab School, the Hickam Airforce Base Craft Center and the Honolulu Museum of Art. She is known for her massive hand-built stoneware sculptures that resemble pots, but are nonfunctional, such as End Without End in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art. Since the 1990s, she has turned her attention to figurative ceramic sculpture, especially rhinoceroses.[1] It is her avowed intent that these sculptures will help call attention to the mistreatment and extinction of animals.

The Hawaii State Art Museum and the Honolulu Museum of Art are among the public collections holding work by Sally Fletcher-Murchison.[2]



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  2. ^ Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997, 105