Ceramic artist -sculpture & pottery
Rebecca Shelby works out of her studio located behind her home in the Ghent neighborhood.
She received a BFA in Dance and a MFA in Sculpture from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Since then she has taught art for 30 years in colleges in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Arizona and North Carolina. She received two grants for professional growth in sculpture and anodizing aluminum. She has been in juried shows in New York, Wisconsin and North Carolina.
Rebecca is also an avid gardener, which influences her artwork. Her functional pottery is embellished with sculpted forms, such as flowers and leaves, and changes with the seasons. Her larger sculptural works reflect an interest in the natural world, albeit more abstract than literal.
Her work can be found at Bank of the Arts on Middle Street in New Bern NC and private showings at her studio. Contact her for an appointment.