Photos by Anna Haas Creative
Ceramicist and designer, Keavy Murphree, has long been called to the raw and tactile process of clay creation. Sculpting from her studio in Nashville, Keavy employs varied techniques to craft distinctive pieces that augment living spaces through her signature blend of form and color. Keavy has discovered the intersection connecting the bold playfulness of folk art with the understated simplicity of modern design to create collectible pieces that are both offbeat and charming.
Many have come to know Keavy's work through her highly-recognizable Horny Beasts, an ongoing collection of faceless, horned animals, and her FACES collection. Keavy's recent work further develops this aesthetic, expanding an exploration of vanity and modern perceptions of beauty into functional pieces. These furnishings include a play on traditional face jugs as well as larger-scale end tables and wall shelves.
Murphree opened her studio in 2018 after more than a decade working in design and product management. She received her B.F.A. in industrial design from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Murphree lives and works in Nashville, TN, with her family.