Nashville ceramic artists Becca Jane Koehler and Keavy Murphree collaborate on collection of animal inspired home decor
NASHVILLE, TN— Artists Becca Jane Koehler and Keavy Murphree join forces in launching an 3-piece animal inspired ceramic decor collection just in time for the holidays. Together they have created a collection that fuses the artists strengths into a lovely play on form and function.
The collection includes a snake-shaped candle holder and candelabra along with a convex mirror surrounded in a dimensional moth. Each piece combines Becca’s signature Delft-inspired painting style with Keavy’s abstracted animal shapes. “The pieces were a non-verbal conversation. I imagined what Becca’s paintings might look like in three dimensions, and then delighted in seeing Becca’s surface treatment on the snake and moth forms,” says Keavy.
The artists embarked on the collaborative project in late 2019 and were well on their way when the pandemic hit, derailing progress. “We decided to revisit the project because the work was still calling to us. Good things take time and it's been worth the wait, says Becca.” The forthcoming launch is a sneak peak into a broader collection of ceramics furnishings coming in Spring 2023.
The initial collection has been designed with gifting in mind. All candle holders ship with candles included. Limited quantities of the initial collection will be available on keavymurphree.com starting November, 17th, 2022.
About the Artists
Becca Jane Koehler is a ceramic artist and illustrator in Nashville, TN. Becca earned her BFA in Furniture Design in 2005 from Savannah College of Art and Design. After 10 years of designing and illustrating for major dinnerware retailers worldwide, Becca is now a maker of hand painted ceramics.
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.