FAMOUS ARTISTKendra D’Angora
My main focus lately is creating new pieces of work. I haven’t entered any competitions recently, but here are awards I’ve collected in my years as a professional artist. I look forward to entering some exhibits soon.
Kendra D’Angora is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, as well as Aquinas College.
For many years, she taught children in the school system of Brookline, Massachusetts. She was involved in several cooperative studios, and then became the assistant technician to the Clay Tech at Massachusetts College of Art. She was responsible for rebuilding and maintaining kilns, organizing and managing studio materials and facilities, as well as assisting the students. The
environment at Massart was inspiring for her. She was able to remain working in a studio in exchange for assisting the technician.
She moved from Boston to an estuary/bird sanctuary in Wareham, Ma. Her large backyard is filled with plants and flowers. It is a constant source of inspiration for her. Nature is her muse.
Her pottery reflects the love and appreciation she has for the organic treasures she finds when she explores the beach, the forest, or her garden.
Each piece is handcrafted within molds she makes. She imprints textures on the surface of her pieces, giving each functional ware its own character and style. From crystal glazes to colored pencil and paint… drawing, painting or pottery, color is also a very important aspect of her work.
Layers of color add form and volume to her drawings and paintings. Glazes are applied to accent the textures on her pottery.
She participates in a large number of regional shows, auctions, and fairs throughout her years as a professional artist. Galleries on the east and west coast have exhibited her sculptural clay work, as well as her pencil drawings.
2014 Best in Pottery, 4th Annual Summer Fine Craft Exhibition, Plymouth Guild For The Arts
2012 Best in Sculpture, Cape Cod Art Association National Exhibit
2012 Honorable Mention, Plymouth Guild center for the Arts, Annual Juried Exhibit
2011 Best in Sculpture, Fall Juried Exhibit, Falmouth Art Center
2010 Best in sculpture, All Media Fall Juried Art Show, Falmouth Art Center
2010 Blue ribbon for drawing at the Bourne Beautification Organization spring exhibit
2008 Second place for Drawing in the National Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association
2008 Third prize in the National Drawing show at the South Shore Art Center
2007 First prize in Sculpture at the Cape Cod Art Association
2007 First prize in Pastel at the Cape Cod Art Association
2007 Third prize in Drawing in the Mid Summer Art Show at the Duxbury Art Association
2004 Second place for Drawing in the Winter Juried Art Exhibit at Cape Cod Art Association
1986 Blue Ribbon for Drawing at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards
1986 Blue Ribbon for Drawing at the Plymouth Art Exhibit
1985 Blue Ribbon for Drawing at the Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards
1985 Blue Ribbon for Drawing at the Plymouth Art Exhibit
I also drew illustrations for “Matilda”. It’s the tale of a donkey whose life changes for the better.
I have a deep respect for nature. I love the organic treasures I find on a walk or hike… the way clouds dance and swirl; creating colors in layers. I get excited watching things grow in my garden. I believe all of this reflects in my creations.
I love listening to audiobooks in my studio. SO MUCH FUN. I get lost in my little world and have a blast.
Again….. I love what I do.
And “Three Ducks and a Goose”
This book included Her students from Saint Margaret’s Regional School. They sang a song on the cd that accompanies the book.
Kendra currently is the art teacher for Saint Stanislaus School in Fall River, Saint Margaret’s Regional School in Buzzard’s Bay, Ma. She also teaches clay and multi media art in her home studio.
Her pottery can be purchased at Whimsical Wishes, located in Village Landing, Plymouth Center, Ma., as well as Echo; located in the Old Company Store building in Wareham, Ma.