Artist

Michael Sherrill

born Providence, RI 1954
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Courtesy of Michael Sherrill. Photo by Scott Allen at Hang the Moon Photography.
Born
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Active in
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Nationalities
  • American
Biography

Ceramist Michael Sherill received a visual arts fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council in 1992. His work is in several major collections, including the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina. He has been making pots for more than twenty years. Originally, his work was completely functional, but it has evolved into work that is now wholly sculptural.

He has had solo exhibitions at the Western Carolina University in Cullowee, North Carolina; Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina; and Sun-Up Gallery in Westerly, Rhode Island.

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Exhibitions

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Michael Sherrill Retrospective
June 28, 2019January 5, 2020
In his delicately rendered sculptures in clay, glass, and metal, Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see the natural world anew. Sherrill’s most recent work reveals his naturalist’s sensitivity to botanical wonders, especially those outside his studio in the mountains of North Carolina. This retrospective aligns Sherrill's work with a long history of a reverence for nature in American art.