Eccentric face mugs fuse sculpture and functionality
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –
Multidisciplinary artist Alexia Abegg and sculptor Keavy Murphree merge their creative processes to create an edition of objet d’art coffee mugs, available for sale online November 23rd, 2022.
Alexia’s two-dimensional work in printed textiles and decorated ceramic surfaces and Keavy’s unique ceramic sculptural motifs meld to create what are perhaps the most outrageous coffee mugs you will ever find.
What began as a friendship between studio neighbors led to a collaboration on forthcoming mug collection. Each mug has been wheel thrown by Alexia, with dimensional facial features and handles applied by Keavy. The artists then worked together side by side, decorating each mug with distinctive glazing applications. The result is a series of pieces with a focus on both function and aesthetics.
While completing their first collaborative pieces in this series, the two artists discovered that they compliment each other’s sensibilities not only in style and design but in their work methods and practices. A balance was struck between Alexia’s methodical, down to earth work style, and Keavy’s dreamy tangential explorations. This dynamic combination inspired each artist to stretch outside their comfort zone.
This edition of wild and whimsical mugs are sure to delight any art lover. This collection will be available on November 23rd, 2022, on www.alexiamarcelleabegg.com.
About the Artists
Alexia Abegg is a multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, textiles and painting in Nashville, TN. She comes from a creative family of artists, musicians and designers. Her work has been seen in Uppercase Magazine, Nylon magazine, American Patchwork and Quilting, Love Patchwork, Modern Quilts Magazine, the Nashville Scene. She has authored one book, Liberty Love, and collaborated with Lotta Jansdotter on her book, Everyday Style. Her work has shown at Twist Gallery and in the Quiltcon Modern Quilting Exhibition.
Keavy Murphree is a Nashville based sculptor with her BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She returned to ceramics, her first love of art & design, after a decade plus as a costume designer, industrial designer, and product manager. Her ceramic work ranges from delightfully abstracted animal inspired figures to large scale furnishing adorned with hand sculpted and carved foliage. She is inspired by the natural world around us and observing the ebb and flow of life itself. Her artwork has been featured in LUXE Interiors & Design and Nashville Interiors.