Her work focuses on transforming functional forms into sculptural and conceptual realms, often negating the function that initially spurred the work.
Cox derives her inspiration from families and communities, playing with ideas of influence, parent and child figures, and removable parts that make up a whole.
“I try to make well-crafted forms, founded in the tradition of ceramics, one step beyond “functional” and into the realm of ‘sculptural,’” she said.
Cox has a BFA in graphic design and ceramics from Southwestern Missouri State University and an MFA in ceramics from the University of Delaware.
The Appalachian Center for Craft is located approximately six miles from Interstate 40 at Exit 273. Go south toward Smithville on Hwy. 56 and turn left immediately after crossing Hurricane Bridge. This drive leads to the Craft Center.
For more information, call 615/597-6801 or 931/372-3051 or visit www.tntech.edu/craftcenter/.