my work, the vessel is an object of containment, protection,
or shelter. The mystique and secrets of the interior
spaces inspire introspection, evoking images held in
memory or encountered in reality. The exterior form
of the vessel often contrasts with the inside, resulting
in a dichotomy of spirit.
Creative influences are
derived from landscapes, movements and objects observed
in nature, poetry, and random voyages of the imagination.
enjoy the physical process -of manipulating metal. Three-dimensional
forms can be realized by the hammering and fabrication
of flat sheet. Layers of chemicals applied to the metal
result in a rich surface coloration.
Ewoldt was born in Denison, Iowa in 1955. She studied
art at Drake University and received a Bachelor of Fine
Arts degree in 1977. She was awarded a Master of Fine
Arts degree in metalsmithing from Indiana University
in 1982. During the ensuing years, Ewoldt has lived
and worked in Chicago. Currently, she teaches at Columbia
College Chicago. Her work has been included in exhibitions
and galleries throughout the United States, Australia,
and Europe. She has been the recipient of numerous grants
and awards, including Ford Foundation Fellowship and
Project Grants, two Fellowship Grants from the Illinois
Arts Council, and the Governor James R. Thompson Award
for Excellence in Craft.
Formed Fabricated and patinated copper
TEAPOTS TO COME!