Ashlyn Pope received her BFA from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia in Ceramics and Printmaking. Ashlyn was recently a Resident Artist at Kennesaw State University and has worked as a community arts center Pottery Instructor. She recently gave an Artist lecture and had a solo exhibition at the University of Alabama.
Her work consists of wheel thrown and hand built ceramic pottery that narrates her own memories and memories of other victims’ of abuse through their journey of self-discovery. Her work is influenced by the culturally related and narrative properties of the African American quilt. Her work is also inspired by woodblock prints by which she uses a similar technique to produce powerful, moving images in clay.